white birch
noun Date: 1789 1. paper birch; also gray birch 2. either of two Eurasian birches (Betula pubescens and B. pendula) with white or ash-colored bark that are often planted as ornamentals in the United States

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • white birch — n. ☆ 1. PAPER BIRCH 2. a European birch (Betula pendula) with silvery white bark, widely grown in the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • white birch — white′ birch′ n. 1) pln the European birch, Betula pendula, yielding a hard wood 2) pln paper birch • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • White Birch — may refer to:* Betula papyrifera * Betula pendula * Shirakaba , a Japanese literary group …   Wikipedia

  • white birch — noun European birch with dull white to pale brown bark and somewhat drooping hairy branches • Syn: ↑downy birch, ↑Betula pubescens • Hypernyms: ↑birch, ↑birch tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Betula, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • white birch — 1. the European birch, Betula pendula, yielding a hard wood. 2. See paper birch. [1780 90] * * * ▪ tree group   any of several species of ornamental and timber trees of the genus Betula, in the family Betulaceae. The trees are native to cool… …   Universalium

  • white birch — plaukuotasis beržas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Beržinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Betula pubescens), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje (Grenlandijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Betula pubescens angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white 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)

  • white birch — /waɪt ˈbɜtʃ/ (say wuyt berch) noun 1. Also, white cherry. a medium to tall tree with creamy white edible drupes, Schizomeria ovata, of subtropical and temperate forests of the east coast of Australia; timber used for veneer panelling in the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • WHITE BIRCH SOCIETY —    See SHIRAKABA …   Japanese literature and theater

  • European white birch — noun European birch with silvery white peeling bark and markedly drooping branches • Syn: ↑silver birch, ↑common birch, ↑Betula pendula • Hypernyms: ↑birch, ↑birch tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Bet …   Useful english dictionary

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