Definition of European hornbeam

1. Noun. Medium-sized Old World tree with smooth grey bark and leaves like beech that turn yellow-orange in autumn.

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

Definition of European hornbeam

1. Noun. Carpinus betulus; a deciduous tree with hard wood native to many parts of Europe. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Hornbeam

European elm
European field elm
European fire salamander
European flatfish
European fly honeysuckle
European gallinule
European garden spider
European garden spiders
European goatsucker
European hackberry
European hake
European hare
European hares
European honeysuckle
European hop
European hornbeam (current term)
European hornbeams
European house cricket
European ladies' tresses
European larch
European lemming
European lobster
European magpie
European mink
European minks
European miracle
European mistletoe
European mountain ash
European nation
European nightjar

Literary usage of European hornbeam

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

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The European hornbeam bears severe pruning well, and is very valuable for high ... European hornbeam. Tree, to 60 or 70 ft. : Ivs. similar to those of the ..."

2. The North American Sylva, Or, A Description of the Forest Trees, of the by François André Michaux, Augustus Lucas Hillhouse (1819)
"The wood, like that of the European hornbeam , is •white and exceedingly compact and fine-grained. The dimensions of the tree are so small as to render it ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"European hornbeam. Tree, to 60 or 70 ft. : Ivs. similar to those of the former, cordate or rounded at the base, ovate or oblong-ovate, of somewhat thicker ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... reach to the height of 60 or 70 ft. ; but it is very seldom allowed to become a timber tree; as it grows freely after being cut down, European hornbeam ..."

5. Studies of Trees in Winter: A Description of the Deciduous Trees of by Annie Oakes Huntington (1902)
"The European hornbeam has long been used for making hedges, and in Germany the hornbeams are planted in such a manner that every two plants intersect each ..."

6. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"The European hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus, Linn.) ranges from Scandinavia and England to the Caucasus, and is a beautiful tree of no small note. ..."

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