Definition of Ninebark

1. n. A white-flowered rosaceous shrub (Neillia, or Spiræa, opulifolia), common in the Northern United States. The bark separates into many thin layers, whence the name.

Definition of Ninebark

1. Noun. Any flowering plant of the genus ''Physocarpus''. ¹

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Definition of Ninebark

1. a flowering shrub [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ninebark

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Literary usage of Ninebark

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1. Trees and Shrubs of Central Park by Louis Harman Peet (1903)
"Right in the angle of the fork of the Walk here, you will find ninebark. ... Diagonally across from the ninebark again, but to the northwest, ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"ninebark Borer, Sesia, scitula larva. About 3 times natural size. ... In 1908 nearly every shrub of the ninebark in Washington Park was infested, ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"ninebark. Ornamental shrubs, grown for their white flowers, the attractive ... ninebark. Fig. 2936. Shrub, to 10 ft. high, with wide-spreading and recurving ..."

4. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"ninebark. tivation, but there is a taller and more vigorous species from eastern Asia, EASTERN ninebark — Physocarpus ..."

5. Pamphlets on Forestry in Michigan (1898)
"ninebark. Near the brook in the upper part of the Botanic Garden. ... Golden ninebark. West of the Botanical Laboratory; in the border north of the Library. ..."

6. Our Northern Shrubs and how to Identify Them: A Handbook for the Nature-lover by Harriet Louise Keeler (1903)
"The ninebark is now very generally planted in any garden group of ... The plant is a spiraea when it blossoms ; ninebark ..."

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