Mulberry

mulberry

Origin: OE. Moolbery, murberie, AS. Murberie, where the first part is fr. L. Morum mulberry; cf. Gr,. Cf. Murrey, Sycamore.

1. (Science: botany) The berry or fruit of any tree of the genus morus; also, the tree itself. See Morus.

2. A dark pure colour, like the hue of a black mulberry. Mulberry mass.

(Science: biology) See morula. Paper mulberry, a tree (Broussonetia papyrifera), related to the true mulberry, used in polynesia for making tapa cloth by macerating and pounding the inner bark, and in china and japan for the manufacture of paper. It is seen as a shade tree in America.


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