Carpinus

noun Car·pi·nus \kärˈpīnəs, -ēn-\

Definition of Carpinus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of carpinus

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


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