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silver birch

noun
1.
a betulaceous tree, Betula pendula, of N temperate regions of the Old World, having silvery-white peeling bark See also birch (sense 1)
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  • Country was level plain, with clumps of silver birch at intervals.

  • The stem of the silver birch ceases to vibrate to the blackbird's whistle.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • But suppose some of the wolves found you in the silver birch Grove?

    Washer the Raccoon
     

    George Ethelbert Walsh
  • As a silver birch in a pine-wood, her beauty flashed and was gone.

    The Lord of Misrule

    Alfred Noyes
  • The silver birch sprinkled that lower world with fairy light.

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
  • It was sailing slowly toward the southern end of the lake, and the silver birch was its sail.

  • A wood-thrush sang it from a silver birch beside the summer-house, and a bob-white whistled it in the little valley beyond.

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Some of them carried cargoes of silver birch logs—fuel for the city.

    Little Erik of Sweden Madeline Brandeis
  • How many gay warblers, following the sun, have radiated from this nest of silver birch and thistle-down!

    Excursions and Poems

    Henry David Thoreau
  • As the silver birch among the trees of the wood, so was Adela among the men and women of the world.

    Demos George Gissing

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