paper birch
noun Date: 1810 a North American birch (Betula papyrifera) with peeling white bark and toothed ovate leaves

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Paper birch — Paper Pa per (p[=a] p[ e]r), n. [F. papier, fr. L. papyrus papyrus, from which the Egyptians made a kind of paper, Gr. pa pyros. Cf. {Papyrus}.] 1. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paper birch — ☆ paper birch n. the North American birch (Betula papyrifera), having white or ash colored, paperlike bark …   English World dictionary

  • paper birch — a North American birch, Betula papyrifera, having a tough bark and yielding a valuable wood: the state tree of New Hampshire. Also called canoe birch. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * Ornamental, shade, and timber tree (Betula papyrifera) of the birch… …   Universalium

  • paper birch — popieržievis beržas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Beržinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Betula papyrifera), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Betula papyrifera angl. canoe birch; paper birch; paper bark …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • paper birch — noun small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoes • Syn: ↑American white birch, ↑paperbark birch, ↑canoe birch, ↑Betula cordifolia, ↑Betula papyrifera • Hypernyms: ↑birch, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper-birch — paˈper birchˈ noun An American birch with papery bark • • • Main Entry: ↑paper …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper birch — pa′per birch n. pln a North American birch, Betula papyrifera, having a tough bark and yielding a valuable wood • Etymology: 1800–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • paper birch — /ˈpeɪpə bɜtʃ/ (say paypuh berch) noun the North American birch, Betula papyrifera, a tall tree with tough bark and valuable wood. Also, white birch …   Australian English dictionary

  • Western paper birch — noun birch of western United States resembling the paper birch but having brownish bark • Syn: ↑swamp birch, ↑water birch, ↑mountain birch, ↑Western birch, ↑Betula fontinalis • Hypernyms: ↑birch, ↑birch tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian paper birch — himalajinis beržas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Beržinių šeimos medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Betula utilis), paplitęs rytų ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Betula utilis angl. Himalayan birch; Himalayan silver birch; Indian paper… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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