gray birch
noun Date: 1840 1. a small birch (Betula populifolia) of northeastern North America that has many lateral branches, grayish-white bark, triangular leaves, and soft weak wood and that occurs especially in old fields reverting to woodland 2. yellow birch

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  • gray birch — noun medium sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless wood; occurs often as a second growth forest tree • Syn: ↑grey birch, ↑American grey birch, ↑American gray birch, ↑Betula populifolia • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gray birch — a small, bushy birch, Betula populifolia, of stony or sandy areas of the eastern U.S., having grayish white bark and triangular leaves. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * ▪ tree also spelled  Grey Birch,  also called  Oldfield Birch, Wire Birch, or Poplar… …   Universalium

  • Gray birch — gelsvasis beržas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Beržinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Betula alleghaniensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Betula alleghaniensis angl. Gray birch; yellow birch vok. Gelb Birke rus. береза… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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  • American gray birch — noun medium sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless wood; occurs often as a second growth forest tree • Syn: ↑grey birch, ↑gray birch, ↑American grey birch, ↑Betula populifolia • Hypernyms: ↑birch, ↑birch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Birch — Birch, 1) (spr. börtsch) Samuel, engl. Sprachforscher und Archäolog, geb. 3. Nov. 1813 in London, gest. daselbst 27. Dez. 1885, besuchte die Schulen zu Greenwich und Blackheath, dann die Merchant Taylors School in London, wurde 1836 Assistent,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • birch — /berrch/, n. 1. any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close grained wood. Cf. birch family. 2. the wood itself. 3. a birch rod, or a bundle of birch twigs, used esp. for whipping. adj. 4 …   Universalium

  • birch tree — noun any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark • Syn: ↑birch • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑yellow birch, ↑Betula alleghaniensis, ↑Betula leutea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Birch mouse — Taxobox name = Birch mice regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Rodentia superfamilia = Dipodoidea familia = Dipodidae subfamilia = Sicistinae subfamilia authority = Allen, 1901 genus = Sicista genus authority = Gray, 1827 …   Wikipedia

  • Birch — Taxobox name = Birch image width = 240px image caption = Silver Birch regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Betulaceae genus = Betula genus authority = L. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision …   Wikipedia

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