- a North American tree, Betula lenta, having smooth, blackish bark and twigs that are a source of methyl salicylate.
Origin of sweet birch
An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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In the morning we made a fire of ozier, sweet-birch, cherry wood, and samphire.The Little Red Foot
Robert W. Chambers