white birch

noun

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 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, "FS Classics: Tobacco on the Water," 17 Dec. 2020 Its streets, named after flowers, were lined with white birch — regal, gentle. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Its streets, named after flowers, were lined with white birch — regal, gentle. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Its streets, named after flowers, were lined with white birch — regal, gentle. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Its streets, named after flowers, were lined with white birch — regal, gentle. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Its streets, named after flowers, were lined with white birch — regal, gentle. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Its streets, named after flowers, were lined with white birch — regal, gentle. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Its streets, named after flowers, were lined with white birch — regal, gentle. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020

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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 11 Apr. 2021.

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