paperbark

noun
pa·​per·​bark | \ ˈpā-pər-ˌbärk How to pronounce paperbark (audio) \

Definition of paperbark

: any of several chiefly Australian trees (genus Melaleuca) of the myrtle family having papery bark especially : cajeput

Examples of paperbark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, puddle-jump between a handful of stylish-but-simple lodges peppered across vast acres of bayou, desert, gorges, paperbark forests, and some of the most stunningly secluded beaches in the country. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, "Where to Honeymoon in 2020," 6 Jan. 2020 The unit’s centerpiece is a table where skeletons are laid out for tribal elders, who wrap the remains in kangaroo skin or wafer-thin paperbark to take back to Country. David Maurice Smith, Smithsonian, "A 42,000-Year-Old Man Finally Goes Home," 23 Aug. 2019 Pink and white water lilies dot its surface, and paperbark forests, pandanus and fresh water mangroves line its shores. Smithsonian, "Discover more of the Northern Territory's Top End.," 7 Apr. 2017 Pink and white water lilies dot its surface, and paperbark forests, pandanus and fresh water mangroves line its shores. Smithsonian, "Discover more of the Northern Territory's Top End.," 7 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of paperbark

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Paperbark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paperbark. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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paperbark

noun
pa·​per·​bark | \ ˈpā-pər-ˌbärk How to pronounce paperbark (audio) \

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