Amur cork tree

\ (ˈ)ä-¦mu̇r-, ə-ˈmu̇r- \
variants: or less commonly Amur cork

Definition of Amur cork tree

: 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

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First Known Use of Amur cork tree

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amur cork tree

from Amur river, northeastern Asia, where it grows

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“Amur cork tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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