river birch

noun

Definition of river birch

1 : an American birch (Betula nigra) having reddish brown bark and growing in swamps and river bottoms throughout the eastern U.S.
2 : the hard close-grained brownish wood of the river birch tree

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“River birch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/river%20birch. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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