Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Scots Birch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A birch tree.
  • n. A small European minnow (Leuciscus phoxinus).
  • n. Alternative spelling of berk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A birch tree.
  • n. A small European minnow (Leuciscus phoxinus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To give a tart answer; converse in a sharp and cutting way.
  • n. Northern English and Scotch form of birch.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English birk, from Old English birce; see birch.

Examples

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  • A lovely Scottish strathspey called "The Birks of Invermay" was published in William Thomson's Orpheus Caledonius in 1733. The charming melody honors Invermay House and Estate on the northern edge of the Ochil Hills of central Perth and Kinross.

    The tune will always be associated with the

    May 24, 2010