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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An eastern North American birch (Betula lenta) having aromatic stems with brownish bark that does not peel into papery flakes.
  • n. The wood of this tree. Also called black birch, cherry birch.

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  • n. A tree of the species Betula lenta, with a dark bark resembling a cherry tree's and an aromatic bark and sap used for birch beer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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