One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
in combination (of a tree or woody shrub) having bark of a specified kind.‘thick-barked trees that could resist fire’
- ‘Evolution prepared the gray-barked giants to withstand the fast-burning low flames of grass fires.’
- ‘All four study areas consisted of remnant eucalyptus forest dominated by rough-barked tree species.’
- ‘The scarring susceptibility is high for small, thin-barked trees and for trees that have been previously scarred.’
- ‘The pair is partly hidden in a forest of white-barked aspen.’
- ‘The thick-skinned, yellow-barked ponderosa pines are known as "yellowbellies."’
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