1. birch, wood

usage: hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood

2. birch, birch tree, tree

usage: any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark

3. birch, birch rod, switch

usage: 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"


1. birch, flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce

usage: whip with a birch twig


1. birch, birchen, birken, woody (vs. nonwoody)

usage: consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree

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