paperbark

[ pey-per-bahrk ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˌbɑrk /

noun

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Origin of paperbark

First recorded in 1835–45; paper + bark2
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British Dictionary definitions for paperbark

paperbark
/ (ˈpeɪpəˌbɑːk) /

noun

any of several Australian myrtaceous trees of the genus Melaleuca, esp M. quinquenervia, of swampy regions, having spear-shaped leaves and papery bark that can be peeled off in thin layers
the papery bark of any of these trees
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