birchen

birchen

[bur-chuhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to birch.
2.
made or consisting of birch: birchen furniture.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see birch, -en2

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To birchen
Collins
World English Dictionary
birch (bɜːtʃ)
 
n
1.  See also silver birch any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula, having thin peeling bark
2.  the hard close-grained wood of any of these trees
3.  the birch a bundle of birch twigs or a birch rod used, esp formerly, for flogging offenders
 
adj
4.  of, relating to, or belonging to the birch
5.  consisting or made of birch
 
vb
6.  (tr) to flog with a birch
 
[Old English bierce; related to Old High German birihha, Sanskrit bhūrja]
 
'birchen
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;