yellow birch

noun
1.
a North American birch, Betula alleghaniensis (or B. lutea ), having yellowish or silvery gray bark.
2.
the hard, light, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used in the construction of furniture, buildings, boxes, etc.

Origin:
1765–75

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yellow birch

(Betula alleghaniensis, or B. lutea), ornamental and timber tree of the family Betulaceae, native to the northeastern part of North America.

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Example sentences
Yellow birch furnishings, hardwood floors, handmade quilts.
These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and
  contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine.
The bark of the yellow birch is silver-gray and pealing when the trees are
  about a foot in diameter.
The remaining overstory will consist of dominant seed producing oak and yellow
  birch, and a few mature white pine.
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