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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.


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