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 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, "The Social Life of Forests," 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, "The Social Life of Forests," 2 Dec. 2020 Her team is running across a postcard-perfect frozen landscape of rolling hills, paper birch and tall pines flocked with fresh white snow and shimmery silver frost. Alex Kormann, Star Tribune, "Exhaustion, injury, freezing cold: This Beargrease dog race competitor braves it all to win," 24 Nov. 2020 Hugo won’t retrieve and was off in the distance, leaping over paper birch and ducking branches in pursuit of the next covey. Anchorage Daily News, "Your hunting dog might be a pointer or a flusher — or it might be both," 16 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of paper birch

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Paper birch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paper%20birch. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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