Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

What is the origin of "February"?

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 of sweet birch
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for sweet-birch
Historical Examples
  • In the morning we made a fire of ozier, sweet-birch, cherry wood, and samphire.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sweet birch

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sweet

8
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for sweet-birch