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hornbeam

Saltos de línea: horn|beam
Pronunciación: /ˈhɔːnbiːm
 
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Definición de hornbeam en inglés:

sustantivo

A deciduous tree of north temperate regions, with oval serrated leaves, inconspicuous drooping flowers, and tough winged nuts. It yields hard pale timber.
  • Genus Carpinus, family Betulaceae: several species
Example sentences
  • The forest has little undergrowth and is mainly composed of beech and pine, interspersed with a few oaks and hornbeams.
  • He gives four options for the future of the hornbeams: remove the trees and replace them with a more suitable species; phase out the trees by removing two now and the remaining two five years later; thin the trees out or do nothing.
  • But what is interesting for visitors is that the garden is still evolving: a gravel garden with silver plants is surrounded by a cloister of youthful hornbeams.

Origen

late Middle English: so named because of the tree's hard, close-grained wood.

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