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

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Recent Examples on the Web By planting wild indigo, gray birch, and switchgrass, his goal was to take a chunk of the Catskills and put it on his roof. The Editors, Outside Online, 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of gray birch

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 May 2022

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“Gray birch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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