[burk; Scot. birk]

noun, adjective, verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.

Origin of birk

before 900; Middle English byrk, Old English birc, by-form of birce birch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for birk



a birch tree
(plural) a birch wood


consisting or made of birch

Word Origin for birk

C14: from Old Norse; compare birch
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