birch

A native timber of northern Europe, creamy in colour, tinged with pink or yellow, and with a fine, even, wavy grain. It has been used mainly as a solid wood for chairs and country furniture, especially in the 18thC, and is seen in BIEDERMEIER furniture. Selected pieces were occasionally used as a cheap substitute for SATINWOOD. In the 19thC cheap b …...

Birch

Birch is a broadleaved deciduous hardwood tree of the genus Betula (ə), in the family Betulaceae, which also includes alders, hazels, and hornbeams, and is closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae. The genus Betula contains 30 to 60 known taxa of which 11 are on the IUCN 2011 Red List of Threatened Species. They are typically rather shor...
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Birch

(Betula) Betula is the botanical name for a group of deciduous (leaf-losing) trees and shrubs, commonly known as the Birches. They are natives of Europe, Asia and North America. Birches are very attractive, with their white or beautifully colored bark, which peels off in thin, papery fragments. Birch trees have simple (whole - not divided into sepa...
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Birch

(Canada) A creamy brown veneer with a wavy water-marked figure, Width 8-14 inches.
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birch

[adj] - consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree 2. [n] - hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees 3. [n] - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark 4. [n] - bundle of birch twigs used to hit people as punishment 5. [v] - whip with a birch twig
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Birch

• (a.) Of or pertaining to the birch; birchen. • (n.) A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging. • (v. t.) To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog. • (n.) A tree of several species, constituting the genus Betula; as, the white or common birch (B. alba) (also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch (B. glandul...
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birch

birchen adjective consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree
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BIRCH

[data clustering] BIRCH (balanced iterative reducing and clustering using hierarchies) is an unsupervised data mining algorithm used to perform hierarchical clustering over particularly large data-sets. An advantage of BIRCH is its ability to incrementally and dynamically cluster incoming, multi-dimensional metric data points in an attempt ...
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Birch

Birch (bẽrch) noun ; plural Birches (-ĕz). [ Middle English birche , birk , Anglo-Saxon birce , beorc ; akin to Icelandic björk , Swedish björk , Danish birk , Dutch berk , Old High German piricha , Middl...
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Birch

Birch adjective Of or pertaining to the birch; birchen.
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Birch

Birch transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Birched (bẽrcht); present participle & verbal noun Birching .] To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog.
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birch

1. A tree of several species, constituting the genus Betula; as, the white or common birch (B. Alba) (also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch (B. Glandulosa); the paper or canoe birch (B. Papyracea); the yellow birch (B. Lutea); the black or cherry birch (B. Lenta). ... 2. The wood or timber of the birch. ... 3. A birch twig or bi...
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Birch

A close grained light colored wood used in furniture and plywood construction.
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birch

A native timber of northern Europe, creamy in colour, tinged with pink or yellow, and with a fine, even, wavy grain. It has been used mainly as a solid wood for chairs and country furniture, especially in the 18thC, and is seen in biedermeier furniture. Selected pieces were occasionally used as a cheap substitute for satinwood. In the 19thC cheap ....
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birch

Any of a group of slender trees with small leaves and fine, peeling bark. About 40 species are found in cool temperate parts of the northern hemisphere. Birches grow rapidly, and their hard, beautiful wood is used for veneers and cabinet work. (Genus Betula, family Betulaceae.)
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birch

any of about 40 species of short-lived ornamental and timber trees and shrubs constituting the genus Betula (family Betulaceae), distributed ... [10 related articles]
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birch

birch, common name for some members of the Betulaceae, a family of deciduous trees or shrubs bearing male and female flowers on separate plants, widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. They are valued for their hardwood lumber and edible fruits and as ornamental trees. The species of Betulace...
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Birch

Strong flexible wood that has many uses. Amongst the uses are furniture making, building as well as being used for agricultural implements in the past.
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Birch

The birch (Betula) is a genus of trees of the order Betulaceae, which comprises only the birches and alders, which inhabit Europe, Northern Asia, and North America. The common birch is indigenous throughout the north, and on high situations in the south of Europe. It is extremely hardy, and only one or two other species of trees approach so near to...
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