Definition of Spicebush

1. Noun. Deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries.




2. Noun. Straggling aromatic shrub of southwestern United States having fragrant brown flowers.
Exact synonyms: California Allspice, Calycanthus Occidentalis
Generic synonyms: Allspice

Definition of Spicebush

1. n. Spicewood.

Definition of Spicebush

1. Noun. (US botany) The common spicebush, ''Lindera benzoin'', whose leaves have a distinctive strong citrusy aroma. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spicebush

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Medical Definition of Spicebush

1. Spicewood. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spicebush

spicas
spicate
spicated
spiccato
spiccato bowing
spiccatos
spice
spice bush
spice cake
spice cookie
spice rack
spice tree
spice up
spiceberries
spiceberry
spicebush (current term)
spicebushes
spiced
spiceless
spicemill
spicenut
spicenuts
spicer
spiceries
spicers
spicery
spices
spicewood
spicewoods
spicey

Literary usage of Spicebush

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1. Woodland Paths by Winthrop Packard (1910)
"grew all sun-stricken with the yellow of the spicebush bloom. Bare twigs bore clusters of it everywhere, and its intoxicating odor thrilled all my senses ..."

2. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1908)
"The bark of the spicebush breaks with a short, granular fracture, has a faint, pleasant odor, and a warm, spicy, and astringent taste. ..."

3. American Medicinal Barks by Alice Henkel (1909)
"The clusters of fruit ripen in autumn, and each bright red, obovate fruit contains one large white seed. (Fig. 21.) FIG. 21. — spicebush ..."

4. Aristocrats of the Garden by Ernest Henry Wilson (1917)
"The spicebush is a tall shrub with moderately stout stems and twiggy branches and bears innumerable clusters of small yellow flowers. ..."

5. A Naturalist in the Great Lakes Region by Elliot Rowland Downing (1922)
"spicebush Goldenrods, asters, swallowtail, P. troilus, on spicebush. and sunflowers are abundant in the fall. Ferns are at times abundant, but only a few of ..."

6. The Boy Scouts' Year Book by Boy Scouts of America (1917)
"On a spicebush I find another example of protective mimicry, ... I am keeping him, cool and quiet, till spring comes, and the spicebush puts forth leaves to ..."

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