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canoe birch

Origin of canoe birch
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Betula papyracea (canoe birch), prevailing everywhere and about Bangor.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau
  • The paper or canoe birch is the most valuable American kind.

    The Boy Patrol on Guard Edward S. Ellis
  • The uses of the bark of the canoe birch are familiar to all.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • The canoe birch or paper birch is the noblest member of the family.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The Paper Birch is also called the white birch or canoe birch.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
  • For example, the canoe birch at its northern limit is a runt.

    The School Book of Forestry

    Charles Lathrop Pack
  • The canoe birch has a clean bole, chalky white, with none of these ugly black patches.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Aromatic but less so than the bark of the black birch; not readily detachable like the bark of the canoe birch.

  • Hiawatha was not the first Indian to use the canoe birch for practical purposes.

  • The canoe birch is a tree which was treasured by the early Indians because it yielded bark for making canoes.

    The School Book of Forestry

    Charles Lathrop Pack

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