from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A white-flowered rosaceous shrub (Neillia opulifolia, or Spiræa opulifolia), common in the Northern United States. The bark separates into many thin layers, whence the name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American shrub, Neillia (Spiræa) opulifolia, sometimes planted. It is so named on account of the numerous layers of the loose bark. See cut under Neillia.
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Sweeping curves like sculptured arms bearing thickly clustered hemispheres of purplish white are seen on the rocky slope where the nine-bark grows above the lingering columbines.
This rivulet traverses a range of low grounds for some miles, occasionally spreading itself out into morasses, which were formerly, and in some places are now, overgrown with thickets of arrow-wood, nine-bark, and various other shrubs, the growth of this region.
The seven bark or nine-bark as it is called in the U States is also common in this quarter.