birch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “birch” in the English Dictionary

"birch" in British English

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uk   /bɜːtʃ/  us   /bɝːtʃ/

birch noun (TREE)

[C] a ​tree with ​smooth, often ​white bark (= ​outercovering) and ​thinbranches

birch noun (PUNISHMENT)

the birch [S] UK an ​officialpunishment in the past, that ​involvedhitting a ​personacross the ​bottom with ​thinsticks. The ​thinssticks are also called the birch.
verb [T] uk   us   UK
to ​punish someone with the birch
(Definition of birch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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birchnoun [C]

 us   /bɜrtʃ/
a ​tree with a ​smooth, often ​white bark (= ​outercovering), or the ​wood of this ​tree
(Definition of birch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “birch”
in Spanish abedul…
in Vietnamese cây bulô, gỗ bulô…
in Malaysian pokok birch, kayu birch…
in Thai ต้นเบิร์ช, ไม้ของต้นเบิร์ช…
in French bouleau…
in German die Birke, Birken…, das Birkenholz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 树, 桦树,白桦树…
in Turkish huş ağacı…
in Russian береза…
in Indonesian pohon jati, kayu jati…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樹, 樺樹,白樺樹…
in Polish brzoza…
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