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Definition of hornbeam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hornbeam

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɔːnbiːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrnbiːm//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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a tree with smooth grey bark and hard wood Word Origin late Middle English: so named because of the tree's hard, close-grained wood.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hornbeam