white birch

noun

Definition of white 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 The rooftop has six heaters, white birch trees with lights, fire pits and cushioned seating. Briana Rice, Cincinnati.com, "AC Hotel at The Banks adds heated igloos, fire pits and a winter menu," 22 Nov. 2019 And last year, Alaska Airlines switched from plastic stirrers to a version made from white birch, while Virgin Atlantic celebrated its new A350 planes by introducing goody bags made from Earth-friendly craft paper. Juliet Kinsman, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Airlines Are Offsetting Their Own Carbon Footprint," 11 Oct. 2019 Models silently wound their way around six rows of white birch trees, draped in quilted silks that trailed across the dirt floor. Monica Kim, Vogue, "This Winter Beauty Hack From the Moncler Show Is, Well, Genius," 21 Feb. 2019 The foamy Dignity bar soap contains a blend of charcoal and cotton blossom along with sea salt, clay and white birch. Kevin Smothers, latimes.com, "Father’s Day shopping: Give the gift of grooming with these fresh products," 6 June 2019 In May, Alaska Airlines said travelers on its flights would be served drinks with compostable versions of stir straws and citrus picks: white birch for coffee and bamboo for citrus sticks. CBS News, "Starbucks plans to stop offering plastic straws by 2020," 9 July 2018 Jesup Path has a boardwalk that flows through a white birch forest, and Thunder Hole has a ramp from the Park Loop Road that leads to the main viewing area. Samantha Lefave, Outside Online, "The Best National Parks for Those with Disabilities," 1 July 2018 As of next month Alaska Airlines, which used 22 million plastic stir straws and citrus picks each year, now plans to use stir straws made from white birch and citrus picks made of bamboo. Tara Bahrampour, ajc, "How a Girl Scout got companies to cut down on using millions of plastic straws," 22 June 2018 Alaska Airlines will begin replacing plastic stirring sticks on its flights and frequent-flier lounges with compost-able versions made of white birch. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "The travel industry goes green: Plastic straws are no longer welcome," 31 May 2018

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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 24 Feb. 2020.

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