English dictionary

birch meaning and definition

BIRCH noun

Definition of birch (noun)

  1. hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood
  2. any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
  3. a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment
    • "my father never spared the birch"
    • synonyms: birch rod

BIRCH verb

Definition of birch (verb)

  1. whip with a birch twig

BIRCH adjective

Definition of birch (adjective)

  1. consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree
Source: Princeton University Wordnet