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Definition of Birch

Birch

  1. A tree of several species, constituting the genus Betula; as, the white or common birch (B. alba) (also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch (B. glandulosa); the paper or canoe birch (B. papyracea); the yellow birch (B. lutea); the black or cherry birch (B. lenta).
  2. The wood or timber of the birch.
  3. A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging.
  4. A birch-bark canoe.
  5. Of or pertaining to the birch; birchen.
  6. To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog.

Birch Quotations

Joseph McCarthy and the John Birch Society launched an anti-Communist crusade that won the support of millions of Americans in the 1950s.
Robert Dallek

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
George Eliot

I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.
Gore Vidal

Chaga is one of the weirdest mushrooms you may ever see. A fungal parasite found on birch trees, Chaga is a hardened, blackened, crusty formation that looks like a bursting tumor.
Paul Stamets

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.
Sean Bean
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Birch Translations

birch in Afrikaans is berk, berkeboom
birch in Danish is birk
birch in Dutch is berk, berkeboom
birch in Finnish is koivu
birch in French is bouleau
birch in German is Birke, schlagen, Birke, Birken-
birch in Italian is betulla
birch in Portuguese is vidoeiro
birch in Spanish is abedul
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