bark

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bark

protective outer covering of branches and stems that arises from the cork cambium.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
bark (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to make the characteristic short loud cry of a dog
b) to make a noise resembling a bark
2.
transitive verb
to speak in a curt loud and usually angry tone - snap
1.
to utter in a curt loud usually angry tone - an officer barking orders
2.
to advertise by persistent outcry - barking their wares
bark (noun)
1.
a) the sound made by a dog - barking
b) a similar sound
2.
a short sharp peremptory tone of speech or utterance
bark (noun)
1.
the tough exterior covering of a woody root or stem , specifically the tissues outside the cambium that include an inner layer especially of secondary phloem and an outer layer of periderm
2.
- cinchona
3.
a candy containing chocolate and nuts that is made in a sheet and broken into pieces
bark (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to treat with an infusion of tanbark
2.
a) to strip the bark from
b) to rub off or abrade the skin of - barked a shin on the desk
bark (noun)
1.
a) a small sailing ship
b) a sailing ship of three or more masts with the aftmost mast fore-and-aft rigged and the others square-rigged
2.
a craft propelled by sails or oars
bark
bark (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Bark (disambiguation).
Bark of mature Mango (Mangifera indica) showing lichen growth; Kolkata, India

Bark is the outermost layers of stems and roots of woody plants. Plants with bark include trees, woody vines, and shrubs. Bark refers to all the tissues outside of the vascular cambium and is a nontechnical term. It overlays the wood and consists of the inner bark and the outer bark. The inner bark, which in older stems is living tissue, includes the innermost area of the periderm. The outer bark in older stems includes the dead tissue on the surface of the stems, along with parts of the innermost periderm and all the tissues on the outer side of the periderm. The outer bark on trees which lies external to the last formed periderm is also called the rhytidome.

Products derived from bark include: bark shingle siding and wall coverings,spices and other flavorings, tanbark for tannin, resin, latex, medicines, poisons, various hallucinogenic chemicals and cork. Bark has been used to make cloth, canoes, and ropes and used as a surface for paintings and map making. A number of plants are also grown for their attractive or interesting bark colorations and surface textures or their bark is used as landscape mulch.

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