Meaning of birch
Pronunciation: (bûrch), [key]
- any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close-grained wood. Cf. birch family.
- the wood itself.
- a birch rod, or a bundle of birch twigs, used esp. for whipping.
- to beat or punish with or as if with a birch: The young ruffians were birched soundly by their teacher.
- birch (Thesaurus)