black birch

Origin of black birch

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75

Words Nearby black birch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use black birch in a sentence

  • I feel sure that John Burroughs appreciates black birch, being, as he is, one of the survivals of the fittest!

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna | Clara Louise Kellogg
  • For seven days these men had had nothing for food but roots and black birch bark.

  • He was so hungry that he sat down with his back against a big black birch, and clasping both hands over his lean stomach, he wept.

    Mother West Wind's Animal Friends | Thornton W. Burgess
  • Coming nearer we smelled black birch burning, and we saw the long thread of aromatic smoke mounting steadily to the paling stars.

    Cardigan | Robert W. Chambers
  • The leaves of the sassafras are full of spice, and the bark of the black-birch twigs holds a fine cordial.

    Fisherman's Luck | Henry van Dyke