alpine birch


Definition of alpine birch

: a low shrub (Betula nana) native in high northern regions

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First Known Use of alpine birch

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Alpine birch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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