birche

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English birċe, bierċe, from Proto-Germanic *birkijǭ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbirtʃ(ə)/, /ˈbirk(ə)/

Noun[edit]

birche (plural birches)

  1. birch (tree of genus Betula).
  2. mastic (the tree Pistacia lentiscus).

Descendants[edit]

  • English: birch
  • Scots: birk

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