[ US /ˈbɝtʃ/ ]
[ UK /bˈɜːt‍ʃ/ ]
  1. whip with a birch twig
  1. a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment
    my father never spared the birch
  2. hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood
  3. any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
  1. consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree
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How To Use birch In A Sentence

  • The mysterious jack snipe is a typical bird of the often water-logged northern taiga, birch and willow country.
  • A section of a branch of birch or willow from the north only a couple of inches in diameter will show one or two hundred annual rings. Factors Affecting Development of Canada's North
  • It continues as an usual inland resort set in woodland of silver birches, rhododendrons and conifers.
  • The tranquility of Birch's daytime views hardly characterized the disputative climate surrounding the building, then and later.
  • Over the years, I'd gone from what I fondly imagined to be a switched-on, youngish-minded mum to a rancid, middle-aged harridan, glaring at shrieking texting huddles in the street – youngsters I didn't even know, but would consider lightly birching. It's all too easy to hate teens – try a little love instead | Barbara Ellen
  • And then you've got the work in the luxury saloon sector, where people are phoning out for still bigger pieces of aluminium and ordering up even larger chunks of birchwood, in accordance with a mission to go faster, fatter.
  • A white strip of birch bark blowing up from the hollow over the brown floor of the grove made her heart stand still. Anne of Green Gables
  • The next crossing was the Birch Creek Valley, and it was sleeting.
  • I take in the dock-green porch swing , the birch-leg table , the twin BED where my sister sleeps , the smoky glass of the kerosene lantern.
  • In cold climates, you could substitute a trio of birches for the tree aloes and underplant them with blue fescue.
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