ribbonwood

noun

Definition of ribbonwood

  1. 1 :  a New Zealand shrub or small tree (Hoheria populnea) of the family Malvaceae having bark that is used for cordage and a profusion of small snow-white flowers in close axillary clusters —called also houhere

  2. 2 :  ribbon tree

  3. 3 West :  a small tree or shrub (Adenostoma sparsifolium) related to the chamise

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ribbonwood? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!