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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
1765-1775
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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