yellow birch
noun Date: 1787 a large birch (Betula alleghaniensis syn. B. lutea) of chiefly eastern North America with thin lustrous gray or yellow bark forming plates with ragged edges in older trees; also its strong hard dark brown to reddish-brown wood

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  • yellow birch — 1. a North American birch, Betula alleghaniensis (or B. lutea), having yellowish or silvery gray bark. 2. the hard, light, reddish brown wood of this tree, used in the construction of furniture, buildings, boxes, etc. [1765 75] * * * ▪ tree also… …   Universalium

  • yellow 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)

  • yellow birch — noun tree of eastern North America with thin lustrous yellow or grey bark • Syn: ↑Betula alleghaniensis, ↑Betula leutea • Hypernyms: ↑birch, ↑birch tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Betula, ↑gen …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow birch — yel′low birch′ n. 1) pln a North American birch, Betula alleghaniensis, having yellowish or bronze bark 2) the hard, light, reddish brown wood of this tree, used for furniture, buildings, boxes, etc • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • yellow birch — noun A species of birch native to North America, scientific name Betula alleghaniensis …   Wiktionary

  • Birch — (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja. [root]254.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Birch of Jamaica — Birch Birch (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Birch partridge — Birch Birch (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Birch wine — Birch Birch (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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