birch oil

birch oil 'bərch- n an essential oil that consists chiefly of methyl salicylate and is obtained from the bark and twigs of the sweet birch (Betula lenta) called also betula oil, sweet-birch oil compare OIL OF WINTERGREEN

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  • birch oil — noun a liquid ester with a strong odor of wintergreen; applied externally for minor muscle and joint pain • Syn: ↑methyl salicylate, ↑sweet birch oil • Hypernyms: ↑salicylate • Substance Holonyms: ↑wintergreen oil, ↑oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet-birch oil — noun a liquid ester with a strong odor of wintergreen; applied externally for minor muscle and joint pain • Syn: ↑methyl salicylate, ↑birch oil • Hypernyms: ↑salicylate • Substance Holonyms: ↑wintergreen oil, ↑oil of wintergre …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet-birch oil — n BIRCH OIL …   Medical dictionary

  • sweet birch oil. — See methyl salicylate. * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet birch oil — methyl salicylate …   Medical dictionary

  • sweet birch oil. — See methyl salicylate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oil of birch — Birch Birch (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Birch — (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja. [root]254.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Birch of Jamaica — Birch Birch (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Birch partridge — Birch Birch (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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