Definition of Red birch
1. Noun. Birch of swamps and river bottoms throughout the eastern United States having reddish-brown bark.
Group relationships: Betula, Genus Betula
Generic synonyms: Birch, Birch Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Birch
Literary usage of Red birch
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"... the Carolina poplar, the balm of Gilead, and the red birch are ornamental trees of sufficient popularity to make the existence of any insect pest ..."
2. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"red birch (local and common Ala., Miss., Tex., Mo., name). ... Dark brown bark, whence name red birch. Prefers moist bottoms, whence name River Birch. ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Besides the common or gray wolf, Cants lupus, of universal distribution, there is red birch, the chestnut, the cypress, the plane, and several conifers are ..."
4. Canada, Its History, Productions and Natural Resources by Canada Dept. of Agriculture, Sydney Arthur Fisher (1905)
"The wood of the red birch is, however, rose-colored, often as dark as that ... red birch is very durable under water, and is used for piles and sluice work ..."
5. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"Height and General Characteristics.—The red birch.— Its Proportions. — Its Climate. — Seed, when Ripe.—The White Birch.—Its Insignificance.—Its Only Virtue. ..."
6. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"Its Wood Described. — Where Found.— Seed, when Ripe.— Yellow Birch.—Where it Thrives.—Height and General Characteristics.—The red birch.— Its Proportions. ..."
7. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS—The red birch, also known as the River Birch, ... IMPORTANCE OF THE SPECIES—The red birch Is of little commercial importance ..."