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  1. birch

    • IPA[bərCH]

    美式

    • n.
      a slender, fast-growing tree that has thin bark (often peeling) and bears catkins. Birch trees grow chiefly in north temperate regions, some reaching the northern limit of tree growth.;the hard fine-grained pale wood of any of the birch trees.
    • v.
      beat (someone) with a bundle of birch twigs as a formal punishment
    • noun: birch, plural noun: birches

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a slender, fast-growing tree that has thin bark (often peeling) and bears catkins. Birch trees grow chiefly in north temperate regions, some reaching the northern limit of tree growth.
    • the hard fine-grained pale wood of any of the birch trees.
    • 2. historical a formal punishment in which a person is flogged with a bundle of birch twigs there were calls to bring back the birch

    動詞

    • 1. historical beat (someone) with a bundle of birch twigs as a formal punishment the school would attempt to birch them into submission