Carpinus

noun
Car·​pi·​nus | \ kärˈpīnəs, -ēn- \

Definition of Carpinus

: a genus of small trees (family Corylaceae) of the northern hemisphere having smooth fluted beechlike bark, straight-veined leaves, fruit that is a nut in the axil of a leaflike lobed bract, and very hard strong wood

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History and Etymology for Carpinus

New Latin, from Latin, hornbeam; akin to Lithuanian skirpstus copper beech and probably to Greek karpos fruit

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“Carpinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carpinus. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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