ninebark

[ nahyn-bahrk ]
/ ˈnaɪnˌbɑrk /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. nine-banded armadillo,
  2. nine-days wonder,
  3. nine-eleven,
  4. nine-spot,
  5. nine-to-five,
  6. ninefold,
  7. ninepence,
  8. ninepenny,
  9. ninepins,
  10. niner

Origin of ninebark

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; nine + bark2

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