scrub birch

noun

Definition of scrub birch

: a flat mat-forming or sometimes ascending shrub (Betula glandulosa) of arctic and alpine North America that has small roundish leaves and twigs dotted with resinous glands and often forms dense growths on mountaintops

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“Scrub birch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrub%20birch. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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