sweet birch
noun Date: 1785 a common aromatic birch (Betula lenta) of eastern North America that has shiny brown bark when young, hard dark-colored wood, and a volatile oil in its bark resembling wintergreen — called also black birch

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sweet birch — n a common birch (Betula lenta) of the eastern U.S. with spicy brown bark that yields birch oil …   Medical dictionary

  • sweet birch — sweet′ birch′ n. bot (boi pln) a North American birch, Betula lenta, having smooth, blackish bark and twigs that are a source of methyl salicylate Also called cherry birch • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 • Syn: ↑cherry birch, ↑black birch, ↑Betula lenta • Hypernyms: ↑birch, ↑birch tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet birch — 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. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * ▪ tree also called  black birch , cherry birch , and  red birch … …   Universalium

  • sweet birch — kvapusis beržas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Beržinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Betula lenta), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai gėrimams). atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet birch — noun A tree of the species Betula lenta, with a dark bark resembling a cherry trees and an aromatic bark and sap used for birch beer. Syn: black birch, cherry birch …   Wiktionary

  • sweet-birch oil — n BIRCH OIL …   Medical dictionary

  • sweet-birch oil — noun a liquid ester with a strong odor of wintergreen; applied externally for minor muscle and joint pain • Syn: ↑methyl salicylate, ↑birch oil • Hypernyms: ↑salicylate • Substance Holonyms: ↑wintergreen oil, ↑oil of wintergre …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet birch oil. — See methyl salicylate. * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet birch oil — methyl salicylate …   Medical dictionary

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