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sweet birch

noun
1.
a North American tree, Betula lenta, having smooth, blackish bark and twigs that are a source of methyl salicylate.
Also called black birch, cherry birch.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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cherry birch

North American ornamental and timber tree in the family Betulaceae. Usually about 18 m (60 feet) tall, the tree may reach 24 m or more in the southern Appalachians; on poor soil it may be stunted and shrublike.

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