birchbark \birch"bark`\ n. a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree.

Syn: birchbark canoe. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • birchbark — noun a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree • Syn: ↑birchbark canoe, ↑birch bark • Hypernyms: ↑canoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • birchbark — noun a) The bark of the birch tree, especially the paper birch. b) A piece of this bark, formerly used for writing on …   Wiktionary

  • birchbark — n. bark of birch tree; canoe made with the bark of a birch tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • birchbark — noun the impervious bark of the North American paper birch, formerly used by American Indians to make canoes and other items …   English new terms dictionary

  • birchbark canoe — noun a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree • Syn: ↑birchbark, ↑birch bark • Hypernyms: ↑canoe …   Useful english dictionary

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