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strongbark

[strawng-bahrk, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋˌbɑrk, ˈstrɒŋ-/
noun
1.
any of the several tropical American shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Bourreria, of the borage family, especially B. ovata, of southern Florida and the West Indies, having elliptic leaves and fragrant, white flowers.
Also called strongback
[strawng-bak, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋˌbæk, ˈstrɒŋ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; strong + bark2
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