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canoe birch

  1. paper birch.
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Origin of canoe birch

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for canoe birch

Historical Examples

  • The “canoe-birch” is not the only species of these trees found in North America.

    The Young Voyageurs

    Mayne Reid

  • The canoe-birch yields you its vestments with the utmost liberality.

  • This is equal in size to the canoe-birch, often growing seventy feet high, with a trunk of nearly three feet diameter.