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Word Origin and History for morus



genus of mulberry trees, from Latin morus "mulberry tree."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for morus

Historical Examples of morus

  • Morus makes it purpuratus; Larcher, vexillarius, because in Diod.

    The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis


  • Fustic is the wood of Morus tinctoria, a tree of Central America.

    Vegetable Dyes

    Ethel M. Mairet

  • In Japan the material employed is the bark of the morus papifera sativa.

    The Printed Book

    Henri Bouchot

  • Mexico is the country of the Morus tinctoria and the Hmatoxylon Campechianum.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • A variety, under the name of the Russian mulberry, Morus alba var.

    Forest Trees of Illinois

    Fuller George D.