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 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 27 May. 2020.

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