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- n. any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
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Many a bright eye glances under Helen's shadowy hat: and, see, one gallant axe-man lingers behind the others – he pauses now by the old birch tree – I know he is her lover, and in charity to their young hearts I must allow her to turn, while we proceed onward.