gray birch


Definition of gray birch

1 : a small birch (Betula populifolia) of northeastern North America that has many lateral branches, grayish-white bark, triangular leaves, and soft weak wood and that occurs especially in old fields reverting to woodland

First Known Use of gray birch

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gray birch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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