Definition of birch :
1. A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging.
2. A birch- bark canoe.
3. A tree of several species, constituting the genus Betula; as, the white or common birch ( B. alba) ( also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch ( B. glandulosa); the paper or canoe birch ( B. papyracea); the yellow birch ( B. lutea); the black or cherry birch ( B. lenta).
4. The wood or timber of the birch.
5. To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog.
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- The birch bends, but it can resist." - "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.
- It was made of birch bark, and could with great ease be carried by one man. - "Hudson Bay", R.M. Ballantyne.
- She did not touch the soup, but she carried the bones to the edge of the field and buried them there; and there sprang up on the spot a birch tree- a very lovely birch tree. - "The Red Fairy Book", Various.