American hornbeam


Definition of American hornbeam

: a hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) of North America with toothed leaves, winged fruit, and very hard durable wood

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First Known Use of American hornbeam

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“American hornbeam.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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