yellow birch


: a large birch (Betula alleghaniensis synonym B. lutea) of chiefly eastern North America with thin lustrous gray or yellow bark forming plates with ragged edges in older trees
also : its strong hard dark brown to reddish-brown wood

Examples of yellow birch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bats can be personalized with custom laser engraving, and the company’s pro-model bats are made from hand split maple, ash and yellow birch. Linnea Bailey, Travel + Leisure, 10 Jan. 2024 Outside, a steely sky and yellow birch trees marked a new season. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Sep. 2022 The terrain was becoming rockier now, with paper birch and spruce trees replacing the canopy of sugar maples and yellow birch. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 10 Mar. 2021 The result is a rare blend of hardwoods, such as red oak, sugar maple, and yellow birch, and coniferous species such as red spruce, white pine, and eastern hemlock – 32 varieties in all. Moira Donovan, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Feb. 2022 The snow was cold enough to creak and shiver beneath my skis, and the yellow birch forest strained the morning sunshine into silvered lines of shadow. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 Plan a day hike in Shenandoah National Park or Great Smoky Mountains National Park in October to see some of the brightest crimson maples and yellow birch leaves out there. Outside Online, 8 Nov. 2021 Unlike humans, most trees are long-life species, ranging from the yellow birch, which lives roughly 150 years, to the bristlecone pine, the oldest known of which is nearly 5,000 years old. Lauren Markham, Wired, 9 Oct. 2021 In the autumn, prepare yourself for a rainbow of fall delight as the surrounding sugar maple, white oak, tulip poplar and yellow birch trees show off their true colors. Kelly Sundstrom, ajc, 12 Sep. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yellow birch was in 1774

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“Yellow birch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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