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silver birch

Syllabification: sil·ver birch

Definition of silver birch in English:

noun

1A European birch with silver-gray bark, common on poorer soils to the northern limit of tree growth.
  • Betula pendula, family Betulaceae
Example sentences
  • Many silver birch and pine trees were planted to frame important views toward the house, and they are now reaching maturity.
  • Much of the trail is in woodland: oak, ash, silver birch and magnificent beech trees line the route.
  • Guilt was replaced by the pleasure of the path, the coppiced hazel, the fallen silver birch rotting in their bark and fuelling the ecology, the willows, sedges and the bulbs about to burst.
1.1North American another term for paper birch.
Example sentences
  • Typical paper birch, also called white birch, canoe birch, or silver birch, and the other five geographical varieties, are the most widely distributed birches in North America.

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