mitsumata

noun
mit·​su·​ma·​ta | \ ˌmitsəˈmätə\
plural -s

Definition of mitsumata

: a low shrub (Edgeworthia papyrifera) of the family Thymelaeceae of temperate Asia that is cultivated in Japan for its bark used in papermaking

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History and Etymology for mitsumata

Japanese, literally, three-pronged fork, from mitsu three + mata forked

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