white birch


Definition of white birch

1 : paper birch also : gray birch
2 : either of two Eurasian birches (Betula pubescens and B. pendula) with white or ash-colored bark that are often planted as ornamentals in the U.S.

Examples of white birch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the next chapter, featuring Norway and the downy or European white birch, Rawlence visits the Sami reindeer herders in the far north. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, 15 May 2022 The dial on Grand Seiko’s new ticker, made in Shinshū, Japan, was inspired by nearby white birch forests. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, 3 Feb. 2022 That effect comes courtesy of white birch, lush ivy, wild fig, rhubarb, violet leaves, papyrus, incense and black tea. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Its most striking feature is its delicately textured dial, patterned to resemble the Shirakaba, the white birch tree of northern Japan, which thrives in the region surrounding the Grand Seiko Studio in Shizukuishi. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 31 Dec. 2021 Bowie was particularly enchanted by the forest of ethereal white birch trees—his favorite tree, says Iman—that encircled the unassuming, ’70s-era shed-roof house. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2021 With white birch trees and pink foxgloves on the right, and birds, cows and a stream reaching toward a blue-sky horizon on the left, it’s a dreamy mélange of soft hues. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, 26 June 2021 Paul Blacksmith sat on a log at the edge of the water, fashioning a moose call out of white birch bark. Jerome B. Robinson, Field & Stream, 17 Dec. 2020 Its streets, named after flowers, were lined with white birch — regal, gentle. Naz Riahi, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of white birch

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“White birch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20birch. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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