Definition of Birch tree
1. Noun. Any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark.
Group relationships: Betula, Genus Betula
Terms within: Birch
Specialized synonyms: Betula Alleghaniensis, Betula Leutea, Yellow Birch, American White Birch, Betula Cordifolia, Betula Papyrifera, Canoe Birch, Paper Birch, Paperbark Birch, American Gray Birch, American Grey Birch, Betula Populifolia, Gray Birch, Grey Birch, Betula Pendula, Common Birch, European White Birch, Silver Birch, Betula Pubescens, Downy Birch, White Birch, Betula Nigra, Black Birch, Red Birch, River Birch, Betula Lenta, Black Birch, Cherry Birch, Sweet Birch, Betula Neoalaskana, Yukon White Birch, Betula Fontinalis, Mountain Birch, Swamp Birch, Water Birch, Western Birch, Western Paper Birch, American Dwarf Birch, Betula Glandulosa, Newfoundland Dwarf Birch
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Literary usage of Birch tree
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1. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Arthur Stedman, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1894)
"... wondrous secret show, Did we but pay the love we owe, And with a child's undoubting wisdom look On all these living pages of God's book. THE BIRCH-TREE. ..."
2. On the Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold (1867)
"... in his mountain birch-tree, or his Easter-daisy among the Swiss farms. To decide where the gift for natural * Take the following attempt to render the ..."
3. Vision of Sir Launfal by James Russell Lowell (1900)
"The Birch-tree •RIPPLING through thy branches goes the sunshine, Among thy leaves that palpitate for ever, Ovid in thee a pining Nymph had prisoned, ..."
4. The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Thomas Herbert Dickinson, Joseph Quincy Adams, Joaquin Miller, Robert B. Honeyman (1883)
"Of your yellow bark, О Birch-Tree ! Growing by the rushing river. ... Lay aside your cloak, О Birch-Tree ! Lay aside your white-skin wrapper, For the Summer ..."