1835–45; paper + bark2 Unabridged
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paperbark (ˈpeɪpəˌbɑːk)
1.  any of several Australian myrtaceous trees of the genus Melaleuca, esp M. quinquenervia, of swampy regions, having spear-shaped leaves and papery bark that can be peeled off in thin layers
2.  the papery bark of any of these trees

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Seeds of paperbark tree are dispersed by wind and water.
Paperbark maple is a beautiful small tree that is well-known for its winter hardiness and outstanding fall color.
For fall color in small places, consider paperbark maple for its brilliant, shiny scarlet leaves.
Determine the distribution and abundance of the paperbark tree and identify its impact on coastal wetlands.
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