paperbark

[ pey-per-bahrk ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˌbɑrk /

noun


Nearby words

  1. paper-thin,
  2. paper-train,
  3. paper-weight,
  4. paper-white narcissus,
  5. paperback,
  6. paperbark maple,
  7. paperboard,
  8. paperboy,
  9. paperclip,
  10. paperer

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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