from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The paper-mulberry, Papyrius papyrifera. See Broussonetia.


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  • (n.) The most common fiber used in Japanese papermaking. Obtained from the mulberry tree, kozo is a long, tough fiber that produces strong absorbent sheets.

    August 5, 2009

  • "He laughs. 'I'll never understand why it is that you can build huge sculptures that withstand gale force winds, deal with dye recipes, cook kozo, and all that, and you can't do anything whatsoever with food. It's amazing.'"

    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, p 81 of the Harcourt paperback edition

    August 8, 2010