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Topic: PLANTS

Sense: 1, 3-4
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: BARK1
Sense: 2
Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: börkr

bark

2 noun
     
bark2
1HBADHP [countable] the sharp loud sound made by a dog
2HBP [uncountable] the outer covering of a tree
3C [countable] a loud sound or voice:
Amy's voice was a hoarse bark.
4

somebody's bark is worse than their bite

used to say that someone who seems unpleasant or difficult to deal with, is not really too bad
WORD FOCUS: tree WORD FOCUS: tree
parts of a tree: trunk, branch, leaf, blossom, roots, bark, twig

a large area of trees: forest, rainforest, jungle

a small area of trees: wood/woods, thicket British English, copse British English

types of tree: evergreen, deciduous, conifer, fruit tree, hardwood tree

wood from trees: timber, lumber, firewood
tree

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