suber

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sūber.

Noun[edit]

suber (uncountable)

  1. (dated, technical) Cork, or the corresponding layer of woody tissue below the epidermis of a plant.
    • 1869, Louis Figuier, The Vegetable World, page 39:
      In many trees the suber is very slightly developed. But this is not the case with the Cork-oak (Quercus suber).

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from the same Proto-Indo-European root as Old High German swigen (to be silent), possibly a reference to cork being stripped without harming the tree.[1]

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Noun[edit]

sūber n (genitive sūberis); third declension

  1. cork oak, cork-tree
  2. cork

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sūber sūbera
Genitive sūberis sūberum
Dative sūberī sūberibus
Accusative sūber sūbera
Ablative sūbere sūberibus
Vocative sūber sūbera

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References[edit]

  1. ^ American Journal of Philology, Volume 71, 1950