paper birch

noun

Definition of paper birch

: a North American birch (Betula papyrifera) with peeling white bark and toothed ovate leaves

Examples of paper birch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The terrain was becoming rockier now, with paper birch and spruce trees replacing the canopy of sugar maples and yellow birch. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 10 Mar. 2021 Drift through lush forests of spruce and paper birch before docking near your own private island. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 28 Jan. 2021 My arborist has proposed chipping larger branches on my paper birch that have died. oregonlive, 5 Dec. 2021 My paper birch tree has had bronze birch borer for several years. oregonlive, 5 Dec. 2021 The glorious paper birch outside the window that has for the past three weeks beamed a sunny glow is losing its luster, one golden coin at a time. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Sep. 2021 In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, just after the snow melts but before flowers start to bud, Pat Bruderer, 67, searches for paper birch trees. Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2021 For her doctoral thesis, Simard decided to investigate fungal links between Douglas fir and paper birch in the forests of British Columbia. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2020 In some of her earliest and most famous experiments, Simard planted mixed groups of young Douglas fir and paper birch trees in forest plots and covered the trees with individual plastic bags. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of paper birch

1791, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paper birch was in 1791

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“Paper birch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paper%20birch. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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