verb (used with object)
- birch beer,
- birch family,
- birch partridge,
- birch tar oil,
Origin of birch
Examples from the Web for birch
But you do not have a 50-foot birch lying across your driveway.
Wetlands protected under the “Clean Water Act of 1972” are being polluted with birch beer precursor chemicals.
It was Birch who took Gilbert and George to China, a trip on which Compston was invited, missed the plane, and came along later.Joshua Compston Was Once the Wunderkind of the British Art World…and Now He’s Been Practically Forgotten|Anthony Haden-Guest|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Russians believe the best way to dry out from vodka saturation is with a sauna session and a beating with birch branches.
Sustainable Cards uses a Nordic birch veneer, and then layers on a cellulosic paper structure.Wood Cards Are a Green Alternative to the Classic Plastic Gift Card|Daniel Gross|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The torches of the main body of the enemy seem to be going out, and very likely their stock of birch bark is all gone.Brother Against Brother|Oliver Optic
The too common mistake is to try to imitate oak by staining pine or poplar or birch.Carpentry for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
These are swampy and overgrown with birch and scarcely known by name to many Russians.Ways of War and Peace|Delia Austrian
"Master Brunswood says that he will birch whoever cometh late," objected Hal Saddler.Master Skylark|John Bennett
See the evidence for this extraordinary story fully stated in Birch's Negotiations.Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth|Lucy Aikin
Word Origin for birch
Old English berc, beorc (also the name of the rune for "b"), from Proto-Germanic *berkjon (cf. Old Saxon birka, Old Norse börk, Danish birk, Swedish björk, Middle Dutch berke, Dutch berk, Old High German birihha, German Birke), from PIE *bhergo (cf. Ossetian barz, Old Church Slavonic breza, Russian bereza, Lithuanian beržas, Sanskrit bhurjah, Latin farnus, fraxinus "mountain ash"), from root *bhereg- "to gleam, white." Meaning "bunch of birch twigs used for flogging" (1640s) led to verb meaning "to flog" (1830). Related: Birched; birching. Birch beer is by 1827, American English.