river birch


noun

a tree, Betula nigra, of the eastern U.S., having papery, reddish-brown bark that peels away.

Nearby words

  1. rive,
  2. rivel,
  3. riven,
  4. river,
  5. river basin,
  6. river blindness,
  7. river bugging,
  8. river carpsucker,
  9. river edge,
  10. river forest

Origin of river birch

First recorded in 1850–55

Also called red birch.

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