birk

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English birk, birke, byrke, a northern variant of Middle English birche (birch). More at birch. (tree): Cognate with Scots birk.

Noun[edit]

birk (plural birks)

  1. (Northern England) A birch tree.
  2. A Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus, syn. Leuciscus phoxinus).

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

birk (plural birks)

  1. (Britain, slang) Alternative spelling of berk

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bjǫrk.

Noun[edit]

birk c (singular definite birken, plural indefinite birke)

  1. (botany) birch

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

birk

  1. Alternative form of birche

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English birce or bierċe. Cognate with Middle English birch and Northern Middle English birk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

birk (plural birks)

  1. A birch tree.
    • 1792, Robert Burns, The lea-rig:
      Down by the burn where scented birks / Wi' dew are hangin clear, my jo
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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