Definition of Paper mulberry

1. Noun. Shrubby Asiatic tree having bark (tapa) that resembles cloth; grown as a shade tree in Europe and America; male flowers are pendulous catkins and female are urn-shaped followed by small orange-red aggregate berries.

Exact synonyms: Broussonetia Papyrifera
Group relationships: Broussonetia, Genus Broussonetia
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree

Definition of Paper mulberry

1. Noun. A tree in the Mulberry Family (Moraceae), ''Broussonetia papyrifera'', with fibrous inner bark used to make paper and tapa cloth. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paper Mulberry

paper electrophoresis
paper fastener
paper feed
paper fight
paper flower
paper gold
paper hat
paper jam
paper knife
paper loss
paper mache
paper mill
paper mill worker's disease
paper mills
paper money
paper mulberry (current term)
paper nautilus
paper over
paper plane
paper planes
paper plant
paper plate
paper profit
paper profits
paper round
paper route
paper rush
paper shop
paper shops
paper snowflake

Literary usage of Paper mulberry

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

1. The American Silk Growers Guide: Or, The Art of Raising the Mulberry and by William Kenrick (1839)
"... or the new Chinese black mulberry, otherwise called the Morus multicaulis, and some other species. SECTION VIII. JAPAN paper mulberry. ..."

2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"229 —The paper mulberry-tree ... also display this phenomenon, as, for example, the paper mulberry-tree ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"Silk-worms eat the leaves of the paper mulberry. —The fruit is oblong, of a dark-scarlet colour, sweetish, but insipid. MULDER, GERARD JOHANNES ..."

4. A Description and History of Vegetable Substances, Used in the Arts, and in (1830)
"... and, as its dense and dark foliage forms a fine contrast with trees of more airy form and lighter hue, it is a very ornamental tree. The paper mulberry ..."

5. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"paper mulberry FIBER. ... and sometimes in China, from the bast fibers of the paper mulberry (Broussonetia ..."

6. The Art of Paper-making: A Practical Handbook of the Manufacture of Paper by Alexander Watt (1890)
"paper mulberry. IN former days the only materials employed for the manufacture of paper were linen and cotton rags, flax and hemp waste, and some few other ..."

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