Definition of Carpinus betulus
1. Noun. Medium-sized Old World tree with smooth grey bark and leaves like beech that turn yellow-orange in autumn.
Group relationships: Carpinus, Genus Carpinus
Generic synonyms: Hornbeam
Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpinus Betulus
Literary usage of Carpinus betulus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Carpinus betulus, ~L.—' From its growth in hursts, and some resemblance of its ... Carpinus betulus, L.—Ches. Beech Fern. Polypodium Phegopteris, L.—W.Cumb. ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"H4—Carpinus betulus. Dense slow-growing tree, much used for hedges. ... H3—Carpinus Betulus var. globosa. This is an upright, oval form of the above. ..."
3. Arbustrum Americanum: The American Grove, Or, An Alphabetical Catalogue of by Humphry Marshall (1785)
"Olff• The feeds of the Carpinus betulus are contained within the bafe of the concave ... CARPINUS Betulus virginiana. American Hornbeam. ..."
4. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"'Besides the oak, Carpinus betulus is prominent on the border of the forest district, so that oak-woods and hornbeam-woods exclusively form the forest ..."