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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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  • Besides the farm work we had to look after the hardwood flooring mill that summer and the white-birch dowel mill.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Did you ever see young white horses straying through a white-birch wood in the springtime?

    The Indiscreet Letter Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Then she looked up and smiled the blond way a white-birch tree smiles in the sunshine.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • white-birch spools for thread, Christmas-trees, and tamarack and spruce-gum are found in great abundance.

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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