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birk

[burk; Scot. birk] /bɜrk; Scot. bɪrk/
noun, adjective, verb (used with object), Scot. and North England
1.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English byrk, Old English birc, by-form of birce birch
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British Dictionary definitions for birking

birk

/bɪrk; bɜːk/
noun
1.
a birch tree
2.
(pl) a birch wood
adjective
3.
consisting or made of birch
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse; compare birch
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