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European hornbeam[‚yu̇r·ə‚pē·ən ′hȯrn‚bēm]
Carpinus betulus. A type of hornbeam native to Europe and Asia Minor that can be distinguished by its larger size, larger winter buds, and larger three-lobed, almost entire fruiting bracts, often cultivated in parks and estates.
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