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Meaning of yellow birch

yel'low birch'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a North American birch, Betula alleghaniensis (or B. lutea), having yellowish or silvery gray bark.
  2. the hard, light, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used in the construction of furniture, buildings, boxes, etc.
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