sweet birch

noun

Definition of sweet birch 

: 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

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Among the essential oils that are toxic to pets are cinnamon, citrus, lemon, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine, sweet birch, tea tree, thyme, wintergreen and ylang ylang. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Anxieties about veterinary visits can and should be addressed | The Sacramento Bee," 17 Jan. 2018

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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sweet birch

noun

Medical Definition of sweet birch 

: a common birch (Betula lenta) of the eastern United States with spicy brown bark that yields birch oil

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