Definition of Betula lenta
1. Noun. Common birch of the eastern United States having spicy brown bark yielding a volatile oil and hard dark wood used for furniture.
Group relationships: Betula, Genus Betula
Generic synonyms: Birch, Birch Tree
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Literary usage of Betula lenta
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1. Publication by Field Museum of Natural History (1902)
"betula lenta Linn. ... betula lenta x lutea. A number of specimens of this hybrid birch were found in 1892 at Pickens, Randolph Co. ..."
2. The Chemical Gazette (1844)
"When oil of betula lenta is mixed with concentrated sulphuric acid, but little change occurs ; but if heat be applied, the oil is gradually dissolved, ..."
3. The Important Timber Trees of the United States: A Manual of Practical by Simon Bolivar Elliott (1912)
"These are Black Birch (betula lenta, frequently called Cherry Birch and Sweet Birch) ... BLACK BIRCH : betula lenta IN general make-up this species is quite ..."