birch-rod

birch-rod [ˊbɜ:tʃrɒd] = birch 1, 2)

Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

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  • birch rod — noun a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment my father never spared the birch • Syn: ↑birch • Derivationally related forms: ↑birch (for: ↑birch) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rod — may mean: *Rod (geometry), a straight and slender stick; a wand; a cylinder; hence, any slender bar *Rod cell, a cell found in the retina that is sensitive to light/dark (black/white) *Rod (length), an Imperial unit of length, also known as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Birch (disambiguation) — Birch is the name of any tree of the genus Betula .Birch may also refer to: *the birch is a metonym for Birching, a form of corporal punishment with a birch rodurname* A. A. Birch, Jr. * Adam Birch * Arthur Birch an Australian chemist (1915 1995) …   Wikipedia

  • birch — [bʉrch] n. [ME birche < OE beorc < IE base * bhereĝ , to gleam, white > BRIGHT] 1. any of a genus (Betula) of trees and shrubs of the birch family, having smooth bark easily peeled off in thin sheets, and hard, closegrained wood: found… …   English World dictionary

  • Birch — Birch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Birched} (b[ e]rcht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Birching}.] To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • birch — /berrch/, n. 1. any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close grained wood. Cf. birch family. 2. the wood itself. 3. a birch rod, or a bundle of birch twigs, used esp. for whipping. adj. 4 …   Universalium

  • birch — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English beorc; akin to Old High German birka birch, Old English beorht bright, and probably to Latin fraxinus ash tree more at bright Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Betula of the family… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • birch — /bɜtʃ / (say berch) noun 1. any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close grained wood. 2. the wood itself. 3. any of various unrelated trees with similar timbers, such as the Norfolk… …   Australian English dictionary

  • birch — [[t]bɜrtʃ[/t]] n. 1) pln any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close grained wood 2) pln the wood itself 3) a birch rod, or a bundle of birch twigs, used for whipping 4) fur Also,… …   From formal English to slang

  • birch — n. & v. n. 1 any tree of the genus Betula, having thin peeling bark, bearing catkins, and found predominantly in northern temperate regions. 2 (in full birchwood) the hard fine grained pale wood of these trees. 3 NZ any of various similar trees.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • birch — [OE] Old English bi(e)rce came from a prehistoric Germanic *berkjōn, source also of German birke. The word goes back ultimately to an Indo European *bhergo, but as is often the case with ancient tree names, it does not denote the same type of… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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