Definition of American hornbeam

1. Noun. Tree or large shrub with grey bark and blue-green leaves that turn red-orange in autumn.

Exact synonyms: Carpinus Caroliniana
Group relationships: Carpinus, Genus Carpinus
Generic synonyms: Hornbeam

Definition of American hornbeam

1. Noun. (botany) A common name for Carpinus caroliniana, a species of deciduous tree. ¹

2. Noun. The wood of this species. ¹

3. Noun. A tree of this species. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Hornbeam

American frogbit
American gallinule
American gentian
American germander
American ginseng
American golden plover
American golden plovers
American gray birch
American green toad
American hackberry
American harvest mouse
American hazel
American hellebore
American holly
American hop
American hornbeam
American hornbeams
American ivy
American jay
American jays
American kestrel
American kestrels
American lady crab
American language
American larch
American laurel
American laurels
American leishmaniasis
American licorice
American lime

Literary usage of American hornbeam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The North American Sylva, Or, A Description of the Forest Trees, of the by François André Michaux, Augustus L Hillhouse (1819)
"THE american hornbeam is found as far north as the provinces of Nova Scotia , New Brunswick and Lower Canada ; but it is repressed by the severity of the ..."

2. Trees in Winter: Their Study, Planting, Care and Identification by Albert Francis Blakeslee, Chester Deacon Jarvis (1913)
"COMPARISONS—The american hornbeam is often confused with the Hop Hornbeam perhaps chiefly from their unfortunate similarity in common names. ..."

3. Arboretum et fruticetum Britannicum; or, The trees and shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"The american hornbeam is smaller than that of Europe; as, though under peculiarly favourable circumstances it sometimes attains the height of 25 ft. or 30 ..."

4. Native Trees of Kentucky: A Handbook by Sarah Webb Maury (1910)
"american hornbeam—Carpinus caroliniana. The american hornbeam is a small tree, growing everywhere in Kentucky along waterways, under the shade of taller ..."

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