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paper mulberry

noun
1.
a mulberry tree, Broussonetia papyrifera, of eastern Asia, having alternate leaves that vary in size, round catkins, and orange-red fruit, grown widely as a shade tree.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; so called because its bark is used to make paper
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paper mulberry

noun
1.
a small moraceous E Asian tree, Broussonetia papyrifera, the inner bark of which was formerly used for making paper in Japan See also tapa
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