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Paper mulberry   /pˈeɪpər mˈəlbˌɛri/   Listen
Paper mulberry

noun
1.
Shrubby Asiatic tree having bark (tapa) that resembles cloth; grown as a shade tree in Europe and America; male flowers are pendulous catkins and female are urn-shaped followed by small orange-red aggregate berries.  Synonym: Broussonetia papyrifera.






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"Paper mulberry" Quotes from Famous Books



... produce the paper mulberry, from which their cloths and cordage are made; the acacia, used in the construction of their canoes; the banana, the sugar-cane, the yam, the bread-fruit; and, the most important of all, the taro root. Of late years, coffee, cotton, rice, tobacco, indigo, melons, the vine, oranges, ...
— A Voyage round the World - A book for boys • W.H.G. Kingston



Words linked to "Paper mulberry" :   Broussonetia, angiospermous tree, Broussonetia papyrifera, flowering tree, genus Broussonetia



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