Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Betula: Birkenstock
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Betula - a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)Betula - a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)
hamamelid dicot genus - genus of mostly woody relatively primitive dicotyledonous flowering plants with flowers often unisexual and often borne in catkins
Betulaceae, birch family, family Betulaceae - monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis)
birch tree, birch - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
Betula alleghaniensis, Betula leutea, yellow birch - tree of eastern North America with thin lustrous yellow or grey bark
American white birch, Betula cordifolia, Betula papyrifera, canoe birch, paper birch, paperbark birch - small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoes
American gray birch, American grey birch, Betula populifolia, gray birch, grey birch - medium-sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless wood; occurs often as a second-growth forest tree
Betula pendula, common birch, European white birch, silver birch - European birch with silvery white peeling bark and markedly drooping branches
Betula pubescens, downy birch, white birch - European birch with dull white to pale brown bark and somewhat drooping hairy branches
Betula nigra, red birch, river birch, black birch - birch of swamps and river bottoms throughout the eastern United States having reddish-brown bark
Betula lenta, black birch, cherry birch, sweet birch - common birch of the eastern United States having spicy brown bark yielding a volatile oil and hard dark wood used for furniture
Betula neoalaskana, Yukon white birch - Alaskan birch with white to pale brown bark
Betula fontinalis, mountain birch, swamp birch, water birch, Western birch, Western paper birch - birch of western United States resembling the paper birch but having brownish bark
American dwarf birch, Betula glandulosa, Newfoundland dwarf birch - small shrub of colder parts of North America and Greenland
References in periodicals archive ?
The Betula Jacquemontii, also known as the white stem birch, is a beautiful, tall, slender tree with white peeling bark which gives year-round interest.
While paper birch (Betula papyrifera) is the most commonly tapped birch, all birches in the Betula genus will work.
TREE CHEERS: Three Betula pendula 'Tristis' have arrived.
Longitudinal data from the Betula study, described in detail elsewhere (Nilsson et al.
Betula Utilis Jacquemontii has sheer wow factor, eventually a 18m tree with glowing white stems and delicate branch formation.
Subsequently, tree density gradually declined at higher elevations, and as the tree line moved downslope, the ratio of Betula to Pinus increased.
Even at an early stage in its growth, the whiteness of the trunk and stems of Betula jacquemontii can be dazzling on a cold but sunny winter's day.
It is one of the coldest regions in Poland, which is reflected in the presence of boreal plant communities, such as boreal bog-birch forest with Betula humilis Schrank in the understory and boreal spruce forest in the peat (Czerwinski 1995).
Self-taught naturalist Steve Brill showed the Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham, the twig also known as betula lenta, and asked him to give it a try.
The animal showed association with Betula utilis, Abies pindrow, Picea smithiana and Taxus baccata along with the shrubs of Skimmia laureola, and Rosa moschata.