Morus alba

Morus Mo"rus, n. [L., mulberry tree. See {Mulberry}.] (Bot.) A genus of trees, some species of which produce edible fruit; the mulberry. See {Mulberry}. [1913 Webster]


{Morus alba} is the white mulberry, a native of India or China, the leaves of which are extensively used for feeding silkworms, for which it furnishes the chief food.

{Morus multicaulis}, the many-stemmed or Chinese mulberry, is only a form of white mulberry, preferred on account of its more abundant leaves.

{Morus nigra}, the black mulberry, produces a dark-colored fruit, of an agreeable flavor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Morus alba — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Morus alba —   Morera blanca Morus alba …   Wikipedia Español

  • Morus alba — Mûrier blanc Mûrier blanc …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Morus alba — Weiße Maulbeere Weiße Maulbeere (Morus alba), Früchte Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblättrige (Rosopsida) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Morus alba — baltasis šilkmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Morus alba), paplitęs rytų Azijoje (Kinijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Morus alba angl. white mulberry; white mulberry tree vok. weiße… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Morus alba — ID 55009 Symbol Key MOAL Common Name white mulberry Family Moraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Morus alba — …   Википедия

  • Morus alba — Hvid morbær …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Morus alba L. — Symbol MOAL Common Name white mulberry Botanical Family Moraceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Morus alba — noun Asiatic mulberry with white to pale red fruit; leaves used to feed silkworms • Syn: ↑white mulberry • Hypernyms: ↑mulberry, ↑mulberry tree …   Useful english dictionary

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