paper mulberry


: an Asian tree (Broussonetia papyrifera) of the mulberry family that is widely grown as a shade tree

Examples of paper mulberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also new are works on sheets, some more than six feet square, of washi, a Japanese paper made from fibres of the inner bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub, or the paper mulberry. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paper mulberry was in 1769

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“Paper mulberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

paper mulberry

: an Asian tree related to the mulberries and widely grown as a shade tree

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