Amur cork tree

noun

(ˈ)ä-¦mu̇r-,
ə-ˈmu̇r-
variants or less commonly Amur cork
: a medium-sized tree (Phellodendron amurense) of eastern Asia that has pinnate leaves and pale, grayish brown, corky bark and is often grown as an ornamental and shade tree

called also Chinese cork tree

Word History

Etymology

from Amur river, northeastern Asia, where it grows

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amur cork tree was in 1890

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“Amur cork tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amur%20cork%20tree. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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