Paper mulberry
Mulberry Mul"ber*ry, n.; pl. {Mulberries}. [OE. moolbery, murberie, AS. murberie, where the first part is fr. L. morum mulberry; cf. Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Murrey}, {Sycamore}.] 1. (Bot.) The berry or fruit of any tree of the genus {Morus}; also, the tree itself. See {Morus}. [1913 Webster]

2. A dark pure color, like the hue of a black mulberry. [1913 Webster]

{Mulberry mass}. (Biol.) See {Morula}.

{Paper mulberry}, a tree ({Broussonetia papyrifera}), related to the true mulberry, used in Polynesia for making tapa cloth by macerating and pounding the inner bark, and in China and Japan for the manufacture of paper. It is seen as a shade tree in America. [1913 Webster]


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  • paper mulberry — n. an Asiatic tree (Broussonetia papyrifera) with deeply lobed leaves and red, fleshy, compound fruits: the bark is used to make paper and tapa …   English World dictionary

  • paper mulberry — tikrasis popiermedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis augalas (Broussonetia papyrifera), paplitęs rytų ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Broussonetia papyrifera angl. paper mulberry;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • paper-mulberry — tikrasis popiermedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis augalas (Broussonetia papyrifera), paplitęs rytų ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Broussonetia papyrifera angl. paper mulberry;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • paper mulberry — Broussonetia Broussonetia n. a genus of shade trees including the {paper mulberry} ({Broussonetia papyrifera}) of East Asia. Syn: genus {Broussonetia}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paper mulberry — popiermedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių (Moraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Broussonetia). atitikmenys: lot. Broussonetia angl. paper mulberry vok. Papiermaulbeerbaum rus. бруcсонетия; бумажное дерево lenk. morwa …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • paper mulberry — a mulberry tree, Broussonetia papyrifera, of eastern Asia, having alternate leaves that vary in size, round catkins, and orange red fruit, grown widely as a shade tree. [1770 80; so called because its bark is used to make paper] * * * …   Universalium

  • paper mulberry — noun a mulberry tree whose inner bark is used for making paper and tapa cloth. [Broussonetia papyrifera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • paper mulberry — pa′per mul′berry n. pln a mulberry tree, Broussonetia papyrifera, of E Asia, having alternate leaves that vary in size, and orange red fruit • Etymology: 1770–80; so called because its bark is used to make paper …   From formal English to slang

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