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An ornamental deciduous tree (Broussonetia papyrifera) native to East Asia, having bark that can be processed into a paperlike fabric.
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(Plants) a small moraceous E Asian tree, Broussonetia papyrifera, the inner bark of which was formerly used for making paper in Japan. See also tapa
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a mulberry tree, Broussonetia papyrifera, of E Asia, having alternate leaves that vary in size, and orange-red fruit.
[1770–80; so called because its bark is used to make paper]
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|Noun||1.||paper mulberry - shrubby Asiatic tree having bark (tapa) that resembles cloth; grown as a shade tree in Europe and America; male flowers are pendulous catkins and female are urn-shaped followed by small orange-red aggregate berries|
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