from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various small deciduous trees of the genus Carpinus, having smooth grayish bark, small nuts borne in leaflike bracts, and hard wood.
- noun The wood of one of these trees.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small tree belonging to the genus Carpinus, of the natural order Cupuliferæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A tree of the genus Carpinus (
Carpinus Americana), having a smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and very hard. It is common along the banks of streams in the United States, and is also called ironwood. The English hornbeam is Carpinus Betulus. The American is called also blue beechand water beech.
- noun (Bot.) See under
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- noun A
treeof the genus Carpinus, having a smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and very hard, common along the banks of streams in the United States.
- noun A
- noun The
woodof these trees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Carpinus
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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As my patient husband remarked recently, "I understand now: box, yew, hornbeam and more box, yew and hornbeam."
The repetition of boxwood, yew and hornbeam—stalwarts of the French garden—creates an overall harmony, a symphony in green.
Charlotte Moss This window in a hornbeam hedge at d'Orsan provides a view of the enfilade of outdoor rooms.
Photograph by Alexandre Bailhache Pleached hornbeam arches and chestnut pergolas create verdant alleys connecting one garden room to the next and provide shaded, secluded walks.
The foundation of the arches was fashioned in 1993, and it took several years for the hornbeam to cover them.
The first frost had come and the colour was already in the hornbeam as I gathered up a clump of bulbs to bring with me to my new home in Somerset and, weather permitting, I expect to have them in flower until the end of the month.
We were looking for hardhack, the local name for hop hornbeam, a heavy, dense hardwood that wears extremely well and is, according to Mr. Owens, the very best material from which to make a jumper.
Photograph by Alexandre Bailhache Shown here in autumn, the Prieur é is surrounded by arched hornbeam hedges.
Starlings flitter in the branches of the dead hornbeam by the fence.
Then Cicero and I rose early one morning, while the rest of the household was asleep, and took it into the nearby woods and buried it between a hornbeam and an ash.