white birch

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white birch

n.
Any of several birch trees having white bark, as Betula pendula of Europe or the paper birch B. papyrifera of North America.

white birch

n
(Plants) any of several birch trees with white bark, such as the silver birch of Europe and the paper birch of North America. See also birch1

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n.
1. the European birch, Betula pendula, yielding a hard wood.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.white birch - European birch with dull white to pale brown bark and somewhat drooping hairy brancheswhite birch - European birch with dull white to pale brown bark and somewhat drooping hairy branches
Betula, genus Betula - a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)
birch tree, birch - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
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