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hornbeam (n.)

type of small tree, 1570s, from horn (n.) + beam (n.) "tree," preserving the original sense of the latter word. The tree so called in reference to its hard wood, which somewhat resembles horn.

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Definitions of hornbeam

hornbeam (n.)
any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Carpinus;
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