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white birch

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noun
  1. the European birch, Betula pendula, yielding a hard wood.
  2. paper birch.

Origin of white birch

First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for white birch

Historical Examples

  • Did you ever see young white horses straying through a white-birch wood in the springtime?

    The Indiscreet Letter

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  • Besides the farm work we had to look after the hardwood flooring mill that summer and the white-birch dowel mill.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • Then she looked up and smiled the blond way a white-birch tree smiles in the sunshine.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  • White-birch spools for thread, Christmas-trees, and tamarack and spruce-gum are found in great abundance.


British Dictionary definitions for white birch

white birch

noun
  1. any of several birch trees with white bark, such as the silver birch of Europe and the paper birch of North AmericaSee also birch (def. 1)
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