American gray birch

noun
medium-sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless wood; occurs often as a second-growth forest tree
Hypernyms: ↑birch, ↑birch tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Betula, ↑genus Betula

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a medium-sized tree (Betula populifolia) of No. America having grayish or white bark, triangular leaves, and nearly valueless wood and occurring very commonly as a second-growth forest tree

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • grey birch — noun medium sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless wood; occurs often as a second growth forest tree • Syn: ↑gray birch, ↑American grey birch, ↑American gray birch, ↑Betula populifolia • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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