sweet-birch

sweet birch

noun
a North American tree, Betula lenta, having smooth, blackish bark and twigs that are a source of methyl salicylate.


Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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sweet birch

noun
common birch of the eastern United States having spicy brown bark yielding a volatile oil and hard dark wood used for furniture 
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