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[lahy-brahy, -bree; Latin li-bree]
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  1. plural of liber2.
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noun Botany.
  1. phloem.
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Origin of liber1

1745–55; < Latin: bark; akin to leaf


[lahy-ber; Latin li-ber]
noun, plural li·bri [lahy-brahy, -bree; Latin li-bree] /ˈlaɪ braɪ, -bri; Latin ˈlɪ bri/, li·bers.
  1. a book of public records, as deeds or birth certificates.
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Origin of liber2

< Latin: book, orig. bark; see liber1
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Examples from the Web for libri

Historical Examples

  • If any one in Europe can read it, it is the old man at the table yonder, Libri!

    The Education of Henry Adams

    Henry Adams

  • On Cardano as an investigator and discoverer, see Libri, Hist.

  • These relics had been in the possession of the Lyons Library, whence Libri stole them in 1847.

    The Library

    Andrew Lang

  • The division into Books (libri or volumina) is due to the author: vi.

  • Libri na ang giupirahan, The patient who was operated on is safe.

British Dictionary definitions for libri


  1. a rare name for phloem
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin, in original sense: tree bark
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