paper birch

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paper birch

n.
A North American birch tree (Betula papyrifera) having paperlike white bark formerly used for making canoes. Also called canoe birch.

pa′per birch`


n.
a North American birch, Betula papyrifera, having a tough bark and yielding a valuable wood.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.paper birch - small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoespaper birch - small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoes
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