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Meaning of HORNBEAM

Pronunciation:  'horn`beem

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Carpinus
 

HORNBEAM is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: American hornbeam, Carpinus, Carpinus betulus, Carpinus caroliniana, European hornbeam, genus Carpinus, tree

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Horn"beam`\, n. [See {Beam}.] (Bot.)
A tree of the genus {Carpinus} ({C. Americana}), having a
smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and
very hard. It is common along the banks of streams in the
United States, and is also called {ironwood}. The English
hornbeam is {C. Betulus}. The American is called also {blue
beech} and {water beech}.

{Hop hornbeam}. (Bot.) See under {Hop}.

 

 

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