Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Birch.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A small European minnow (Leuciscus phoxinus).
  • noun Prov. Eng. A birch tree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A birch tree.
  • noun zoology A small European minnow (Leuciscus phoxinus).
  • noun UK, slang Alternative spelling of berk.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, 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