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  1. 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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Historical Examples of ninebark

  • 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