paper birch


a North American birch, Betula papyrifera, having a tough bark and yielding a valuable wood: the state tree of New Hampshire.

Nearby words

  1. papeete,
  2. papelera,
  3. papen,
  4. papen, franz von,
  5. paper,
  6. paper chase,
  7. paper chromatography,
  8. paper clip,
  9. paper cutter,
  10. paper doll

Origin of paper birch

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

Also called canoe birch. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019