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Definition of Birch
BirchBirch 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. Cf. 1st Birk.]
1. A tree of several species, constituting the genus
Betula; as, the white or common birch (B. alba) (also
called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch (B.
glandulosa); the paper or canoe birch (B. papyracea);
the yellow birch (B. lutea); the black or cherry birch
2. The wood or timber of the birch.
3. A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging.
Note: The twigs of the common European birch (B. alba), being
tough and slender, were formerly much used for rods in
schools. They were also made into brooms.
The threatening twigs of birch. --Shak.
4. A birch-bark canoe.
Birch of Jamaica, a species (Bursera gummifera) of
Birch partridge. (Zo["o]l.) See Ruffed grouse.
Birch wine, wine made of the spring sap of the birch.
Oil of birch.
(a) An oil obtained from the bark of the common European
birch (Betula alba), and used in the preparation of
genuine (and sometimes of the imitation) Russia
leather, to which it gives its peculiar odor.
(b) An oil prepared from the black birch (B. lenta),
said to be identical with the oil of wintergreen, for
which it is largely sold.
Birch Birch, a.
Of or pertaining to the birch; birchen.
BirchBirch Birch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Birched (b[~e]rcht); p. pr.
& vb. n. Birching.]
To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog.
Meaning of Birch from wikipedia
- A birch
is a thin-leaved deciduous hardwood
tree of the genus Betula
(/ˈbɛtjʊlə/), in the family
alders, hazels, and hornbeams...
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is a form of corporal punishment
with a birch
rod, typically applied
to the recipient's bare buttocks, although occasionally
to the back and/or...
- Thora Birch
11, 1982) is an American actress
and producer. She made her feature
in 1988 with a starring
role in Purple People
pendula, commonly known
as silver birch
, warty birch
, European white birch
, or East Asian white birch
, is a species
of tree in the family
- The Ornäs birch
, (Swedish Ornäsbjörk, Latin Betula pendula
'Dalecarlica') is a variety
of silver birch
with deeply indented
leaves. It is the national...
- Look up birch
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Birch
is the common
name for trees
of the genus
may also refer
, a clustering...
sap, birch water
or birch juice
is the sap directly tapped
trees, Betula pubescens
), Betula pendula
- (paper birch
, also known
as (American) white birch
and canoe birch
) is a short-lived species
of birch native
to northern North
America. Paper birch
beer is a beverage, commonly found
as a carbonated
made from herbal extracts
bark. It was originally
made from the extracts...
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