What does Betula mean?

Betula meaning in Etymology Dictionary

genus associated with the birches, from Latin betula "birch," from Gaulish betu- "bitumen" (cognates: Middle Irish beithe "box tree," Welsh bedwen "birch tree"). Relating to Pliny, so called because Gauls extracted tar from birches. Birch-tar remains sold as an analgesic and stimulant and made into birch beer by the Pennsylvania Dutch.

Betula meaning in General Dictionary

a genus of woods of the household Betulaceae (eg birches)

Sentence Examples with the word Betula

Reticulate and Betula nana.

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