MEANING: noun: 1. Any of various hardy trees or shrubs of the genus Betula.
2. A birch twig or a bundle of them.
verb tr.: 1. To beat with (or as if with) a birch.
2. To admonish or to punish.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English berc/beorc. Earliest documented use: 700.

bi-RUCH - (-U- as in "put;" guttural -ch) - a loose pronunciation of "blessed" in both Hebrew and Arabic

PIRCH - where a bird sits; also, a kind of fish

BIORCH - 1. a Swedish tennis player, 2. trying to find and make a vaccine