birch birch  /ˈbɜrtʃ/


  1. (n) hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood
  2. (n) any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
  3. (n) a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment
  4. (v) whip with a birch twig
  5. (adj) consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree



  1. Watching her classmates dutifully undertake their assignment by emoting oak, willow and birch, Zhang stood rooted to the groundbut in a distinctly untreelike fashion.
  2. Awash with self-doubt, he heaves the birch chunks out to lighten the truck, then jacks, wedges, winches and ponders.
  3. Each arm and leg is a continuous piece of birch, slender treads bent into a pair of supple, bulging rectanglesno angular severity for Aalto.


  1. Witnesses say fight led to shooting in Saginaw's Birch Park

    Saginaw police and Mobile Medical Response responded to Birch Park on the city’s southeast side about 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, to investigate a shooting, according to witnesses.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Saginaw News

  2. State visited Birch school in 2012

    Education Commissioner Gist said the state recommended that changes be made at the Birch Vocational school a year before an investigation found it was operating a so-called "sheltered workshop".
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WPRI Providence

  3. Birch school settlement expected today

    A news conference is scheduled for this morning regarding the federal investigation into Birch Vocational School and sources tell Target 12 a settlement will be announced at that time.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPRI Providence

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