paper birch

a North American birch, Betula papyrifera, having a tough bark and yielding a valuable wood: the state tree of New Hampshire.
Also called canoe birch.

1800–10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
The white birch is also called the canoe birch or the paper birch, for
  understandable reasons.
The bark of sapling and pole aged plants is white, but not as bright or as
  papery as that of paper birch.
The tops of conifers and paper birch are barely discernable through the quiet
  morning fog.
Especially in post-fire sites, the canopy may include deciduous trees such as
  paper birch, red maple or big-toothed aspen.
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