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

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