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Bursera gummiferaBirch 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. Bursera gummiferaMastic Mas"tic, n. [F., fr. L. mastiche, mastichum, Gr. ?, fr.
? to chew, because of its being used in the East for
chewing.] [Written also mastich.]
1. (Bot.) A low shrubby tree of the genus Pistacia (P.
Lentiscus), growing upon the islands and coasts of the
Mediterranean, and producing a valuable resin; -- called
also, mastic tree.
2. A resin exuding from the mastic tree, and obtained by
incision. The best is in yellowish white, semitransparent
tears, of a faint smell, and is used as an astringent and
an aromatic, also as an ingredient in varnishes.
3. A kind of cement composed of burnt clay, litharge, and
linseed oil, used for plastering walls, etc.
Barbary mastic (Bot.), the Pistachia Atlantica.
Peruvian mastic tree (Bot.), a small tree (Schinus Molle)
with peppery red berries; -- called also pepper tree.
West Indian mastic (Bot.), a lofty tree (Bursera
gummifera) full of gum resin in every part.
Meaning of Bursera from wikipedia
as palo santo
("Holy Wood”), is a wild tree native
from the Yucatán Peninsula
to Peru and Venezuela. Bursera
is a genus
100 described species
of flowering shrubs
and trees varying
in size up to 25 m (82 ft) high. It is the type genus
by the common
tree in English
or 'torote' in Spanish, is a tree in genus Bursera
. It grows
into a distinctive...
simaruba, commonly known
as gumbo-limbo, copperwood, chaca, naked Indian
tree, is a tree species
in the family
- Bursera refers
to a genus
100 described species
It also refers
to: Botany Bursera
as palo santo
- Bursera bipinnata
is a Mesoamerican species
of trees widespread across Mexico
and Central America
to Honduras. Bursera bipinnata
- Bursera stenophylla
is a Mexican species
in the frankincense family
in the soapwood
order. It has been found
in the States
of Sonora, Chihuahua...
is a census
town in the Chandrapura
in the Bermo subdivision
of the Bokaro district
in the Indian state
of Jharkhand. Bursera
excelsa, the copal, is a species
of plants found along
the Pacific coast
of Mexico. Willd. ex Engl. Monogr. Phan. 4: 57 1883 Data related
****aroides is a species
of flowering plant
in the genus Bursera known
by the common names torchwood copal
and fragrant bursera
. It is widespread...
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