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1. An eastern North American tree (Betula lenta), having rough, dark brownish bark and twigs that smell of wintergreen.
2. The wood of this tree. In both senses also called black birch, cherry birch.
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a North American birch, Betula lenta, having smooth, blackish bark and twigs that are a source of methyl salicylate. Also called cherry birch.
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|Noun||1.||sweet birch - 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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