cherry birch


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cherry birch

sweet′ birch′


n.
a North American birch, Betula lenta, having smooth, blackish bark and twigs that are a source of methyl salicylate. Also called cherry birch.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.cherry birch - common birch of the eastern United States having spicy brown bark yielding a volatile oil and hard dark wood used for furniturecherry birch - common birch of the eastern United States having spicy brown bark yielding a volatile oil and hard dark wood used for furniture
Betula, genus Betula - a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)
birch tree, birch - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
Translations
Zuckerbirke
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Other commercial birches of note from North America include black, sweet and cherry birch (Betula lenta), which grows mainly in the Adirondacks, and river birch or red river birch (Betula nigra).
Other names for sweet birch include cherry birch and black birch.