masur birch

ma·​sur birch | \ ˈmä|zə(r)-, ˈmā|' \

Definition of masur birch

: birch with a mottled figure cut from knotty trunks and used especially for veneers

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History and Etymology for masur birch

partial translation of Swedish masurbjörk, from masur veined wood + björk birch; akin to Old High German masar gnarled excrescence on a tree

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“Masur birch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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