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ninebark

[ nahyn-bahrk ]
/ ˈnaɪnˌbɑrk /
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noun

any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Physocarpus, of the rose family, having bark that separates into thin layers.

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Origin of ninebark

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; nine + bark2
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  • The high-bush cranberries bore white blossoms here and there, and the ninebark bushes were covered with masses of pinkish buds.

    The Secret Cache|E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • Blaise, on the other side of a scraggly ninebark bush, seemed to be examining a pile of boulders and rock fragments.

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