Definition of spicebush in English:


Syllabification: spice·bush
Pronunciation: /ˈspīsˌbo͝oSH


  • 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
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    • 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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