the birch

Definition of the birch


  1. :  the punishment of being hit with a birch stick In those days, schoolchildren got the birch when they misbehaved.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of a genus (Betula of the family Betulaceae, the birch family) of monoecious deciduous trees or shrubs having simple petioled leaves and typically a layered membranous outer bark that peels readily

    :  the hard pale close-grained wood of a birch

    :  a birch rod or bundle of twigs for flogging

  1. :  to beat with or as if with a birch :  whip

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