[ strawng-bahrk, strong- ]
/ ˈstrɔŋˌbɑrk, ˈstrɒŋ- /


any of the several tropical American shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Bourreria, of the borage family, especially B. ovata, of southern Florida and the West Indies, having elliptic leaves and fragrant, white flowers.

Origin of strongbark

First recorded in 1860–65; strong + bark2
Also called strong·back [strawng-bak, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋˌbæk, ˈstrɒŋ-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020