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Birch family   /bərtʃ fˈæməli/   Listen
Birch family

noun
1.
Monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis).  Synonyms: Betulaceae, family Betulaceae.






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"Birch family" Quotes from Famous Books



... this same black birch. Some of these trees are sixty or seventy feet high, and all are very graceful, this species being considered the most beautiful of the numerous birch family. The leaves, which are just coming out, are two or three inches long and about half as wide; they taper to a point and have serrate, or sawlike, edges. The wood is firm and durable, and is much used for cattle-yokes as well as for bedsteads and chairs. The large trees yield ...
— Among the Trees at Elmridge • Ella Rodman Church



Words linked to "Birch family" :   family Corylaceae, Betula, family Betulaceae, genus Ostryopsis, Betulaceae, order Fagales, Ostrya, Fagales, genus Alnus, Alnus, Corylus, Ostryopsis, Corylaceae, genus Ostrya, Carpinaceae, subfamily Carpinaceae, hamamelid dicot family, genus Corylus, Carpinus, genus Carpinus, subfamily Corylaceae, genus Betula, family Carpinaceae



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