Betula
Betula genus of the birches, from L. betula "birch," from Gaul. betu- "bitumen" (Cf. M.Ir. beithe "box tree," Welsh bedwen "birch tree"). According to Pliny, so called because the Gauls extracted tar from birches. Birch tar is still sold as an analgesic and stimulant and made into birch beer by the Pennsylvania Dutch.

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  • BETULA — arboris genus est, de qua sic Plin. l. 16. c. 18. Gaudet frigidis forbus et magis etiam Betula. Gallica haec arbor mirabili candore atque tenuitate, terribilis Magistratuum virgis. Eadem circulis flexilis, item corbium sportis. Bittumen ex ea… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Betŭla — (B. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Betulaceae, der Monöcie Polyandrie L., Waldbäume u. Sträucher der gemäßigten u. kalten nördlichen Zone, einhäusig, männliche Blüthen in Kätzchen, Schuppen gestielt, eiblüthig mit 2 Läppchen unter der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Betŭla — L., s. Birke …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Betula — Betŭla (lat.), die Birke …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • betulă — BETÚLĂ s. v. mesteacăn. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime …   Dicționar Român

  • bétula — s. f. [Botânica] Planta betulácea típica. = VIDO, VIDOEIRO …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • betula — bȅtula ž DEFINICIJA razg. pejor. neugledan ugostiteljski objekt; birtija, bircuz ETIMOLOGIJA tal. bettola …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Betula — Bouleau Wikipédia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Betula — «Abedul» redirige aquí. Para otro árbol llamado del mismo modo, véase Alnus glutinosa. Para otros usos de este término, véase Abedul (desambiguación).   Abedul …   Wikipedia Español

  • Betula — noun a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches) • Syn: ↑genus Betula • Hypernyms: ↑hamamelid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Betulaceae, ↑family Betulaceae, ↑birch family …   Useful english dictionary

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