Ninebark meaning

nīnbärk
Any of several shrubs of the genus Physocarpus of the rose family, especially P. opulifolius of eastern North America, having peeling or shredding bark and clusters of small white flowers.
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Any flowering plant of the genus Physocarpus.
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Origin of ninebark

  • From the many layers in its bark

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • nine +"Ž bark, because the bark separates into many thin layers.

    From Wiktionary