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Hornbeam branch with leaves and seeds.

EtymologyEdit

c. 1570, from Old English horn + beam (tree)

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɔːnˌbiːm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɔɹnˌbim/
  • (file)

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hornbeam (plural hornbeams)

  1. A tree of the genus Carpinus, having a smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and very hard, common along the banks of streams in the United States.
  2. A hop hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana).
  3. The wood of these trees.

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