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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.

Synonyms:

lather, black, brushwood, bash, paddle, flog, birken, flagellate, lace, fib, lash, drub, rawhide, slash, belabor, tromp, the birch, whup, batter, birch tree, yellow, punch out, cowhide, cane, aspen-leaved, rough, bung up, pommel, deal, maul, whip, buffet, belt, lambaste, horsewhip, pummel, birchen, work over, scourge, thump, beating, slog, brush, pelt, wallop, bat, hammer, hide, mess, flogging, lick, white, switch, woody, hiding, slate, whale, thresh, leather, curry, whop, weeping, baste, flail, club, birch rod, pound, chastise, tan, corporal punishment, thrash, bludgeon, do.

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