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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 of yellow birch
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • The sapwood in its natural color resembles the sapwood of yellow birch.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Beside the white lilac, there was a great elm and a yellow birch.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • And there is the yellow birch with its tight-wound bark, fringed with ravellings of buff-colored satin.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
  • Why, the yellow birch has grown as much as I have; it is quite a fat tree.

    Fernley House Laura E. Richards
  • This attitude of the yellow birch tree is very common in damp woods.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Frequently such a plot is covered with yellow birch seedlings.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • They are made of all the commercial birches, but yellow birch contributes a large part.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • I was also struck by the bright yellow tints of the yellow birch.

    Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau
  • The Indian said that the white maple punk was the best for tinder, that yellow birch punk was pretty good, but hard.

    The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau
  • The best wood for it is the body of a yellow birch, and, next to that, a green balsam.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke

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