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[burk; Scot. birk]
noun, adjective, verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.
  1. birch.
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Origin of birk

before 900; Middle English byrk, Old English birc, by-form of birce birch
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  1. a birch tree
  2. (plural) a birch wood
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  1. consisting or made of birch
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Word Origin for birk

C14: from Old Norse; compare birch
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