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  • n. The inner bark of plants, next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is the part from which the fibre of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The inner bark of plants, lying next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is, therefore, the part from which the fiber of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the inner bark of exogenous stems, lying next the cambium, and enveloped by the corky layer.
  • n. A book: used in English especially with reference to the books in which deeds, mortgages, wills, and other public records are kept. Abbreviated l. and lib.
  • n. See the quotation.
  • n. An ancient Italic divinity presiding over vineyards and wine: later identified by the Romans with the Greek Bacchus.

Etymologies

Latin. See libel. (Wiktionary)

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