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white birch

the European birch, Betula pendula, yielding a hard wood.
Origin of white birch
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for white birch
  • Most of the trees in the boreal include conifers along with some white birch and aspen.
  • The flat, oblong planks of white birch wood make ideal materials for miniature log cabins or handles for homemade puppets.
  • White pine and white birch are the dominant trees around the shoreline.
  • Silhouetted against the mature white birch, the large bird reminded me of a giant, snow-tipped pine cone.
  • The forests are mostly aspen and white birch with areas of red oak, red maple, and white pine.
  • The bark from the white birch was used to make wigwams, storage containers, and canoes.
  • The first trees to appear, including aspen and white birch, are those that require abundant sunlight.
  • Surrounding the swamp are large-toothed aspen and white birch.
British Dictionary definitions for white birch

white birch

any of several birch trees with white bark, such as the silver birch of Europe and the paper birch of North America See also birch (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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