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gray birch

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
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Besides the box elder and crab-apple seeds, the birds have eaten wild-cherry pits, poison-ivy berries, and gray-birch seeds.

  • Here about Mullein Hill, this is sure to be a gray-birch home.

    Winter Dallas Lore Sharp

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