sweet birch


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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Examples from the Web for sweet birch

  • In the morning we made a fire of ozier, sweet-birch, cherry wood, and samphire.

    The Little Red Foot|Robert W. Chambers