yellow birch

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yellow birch

n.
A North American deciduous tree (Betula alleghaniensis) having aromatic twigs, yellowish bark that peels off in thin flakes, and hard, light-colored wood used for furniture and flooring.
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yel′low birch′


n.
1. 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.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.yellow birch - tree of eastern North America with thin lustrous yellow or grey barkyellow birch - tree of eastern North America with thin lustrous yellow or grey bark
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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Factors affecting germination and early survival of yellow birch (Betula lutea Michx.) in Quebec.
9 Pinus strobus 106 844 1.5 Betula papyrifera 43 193 0.8 Quercus rubra 42 170 0.7 Betula lutea 28 136 0.4 Q.