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spicebush

Syllabification: spice·bush
Pronunciation: /ˈspīsˌbo͝oSH
 
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Definition of spicebush in English:

noun

A North American shrub with aromatic leaves, bark, and fruit. The leaves were formerly used for a tea and the fruit as an allspice substitute.
  • Lindera benzoin, family Lauraceae
Example sentences
  • Smaller trees and shrubs include red maple, Carolina allspice, and the fragrant spicebush.
  • These included such hardy species as red chokeberry, buttonbush, spicebush and red twig dogwood.
  • Common midstory and understory species included red maple, American beech, greenbrier, and spicebush.

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