Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun birch

3 senses of birch

Sense 1
birch -- (hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood)
       => wood -- (the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees)

Sense 2
birch, birch tree -- (any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark)
       => tree -- (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)

Sense 3
birch, birch rod -- (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")
       => switch -- (a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb birch

1 sense of birch

Sense 1
birch -- (whip with a birch twig)
       => flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce -- (beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced")

Antonyms of adj birch

1 sense of birch

Sense 1
birch, birchen, birken -- (consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree)

INDIRECT (VIA woody) -> nonwoody -- (not woody; not consisting of or resembling wood)

Similarity of adj birch

1 sense of birch

Sense 1
birch, birchen, birken -- (consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree)
       => woody (vs. nonwoody) -- (made of or containing or resembling wood; "woody plants"; "perennial herbs with woody stems"; "a woody taste")

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