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gray birch

noun
1.
a small, bushy birch, Betula populifolia, of stony or sandy areas of the eastern U.S., having grayish-white bark and triangular leaves.
Origin of gray birch
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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Examples from the web for gray birch
  • gray birch is a short-lived and not a particularly valuable tree.
  • Red maple, gray birch, or other trees may be scattered sparsely above the shrubs.
  • gray birch may be a prominent feature of the shrub layer, and shrubs are locally dense.
  • In the upper reaches large-toothed aspen and gray birch can be found.
  • The favored host trees are oak, poplar and gray birch.
  • Most of the property is old pasture land that grew up into medium to large sized poplar, gray birch, and white birch.

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