nounchiefly North American
A birch tree with white bark, especially the paper birch or the European silver birch.
- Audrey's son, a landscape architect, insists that the front left corner of the yard needs a white birch.
- The street was overhung by white birches gloriously laden with crimson and gold leaves.
- For in the end, the white birch, an icon of the American landscape, is frankly form and color, a shape whose impact derives as much from its abstract beauty as from its woodland associations.
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