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paper birch

noun
1.
a North American birch, Betula papyrifera, having a tough bark and yielding a valuable wood: the state tree of New Hampshire.
Also called canoe birch.
Origin of paper birch
1800-1810
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10
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  • The canoe birch or paper birch is the noblest member of the family.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • paper birch and yellow birch logs in damp situations occasionally show this.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • It profits by severe burning, as some other trees of the United States do, such as paper birch and bird cherry.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • When paper birch does not find open tracts, it contents itself with sharing ground with other species.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The bark of paper birch has played an important part in American history, story, and poetry.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Bark is not easily separated into layers, in that respect differing from the paper birch.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Tooth picks, shoe pegs, and shoe shanks are other important commodities manufactured from paper birch.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Like paper birch and lodgepole pine, it follows forest fires where the ground is laid bare by the burning.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The case is a little different with paper birch and with aspen, which are also fire trees.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The largest use of paper birch is for spools, the common kind for thread.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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