paper mulberry

noun
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:
1770–80; so called because its bark is used to make paper

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

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Paper mulberry, pine and eucalyptus trees lined the adjoining streets.
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