Definition of Sweet pepperbush

1. Noun. Shrub of eastern and southern coastal United States having beautiful racemes of spice-scented white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Clethra Alnifolia, Pepper Bush, Summer Sweet, White Alder
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Sweet pepperbush

1. Noun. ''Clethra alnifolia'', a deciduous flowering shrub of North America. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Pepperbush

sweet lime
sweet marjoram
sweet melon
sweet melon vine
sweet mother of Jesus
sweet nothings
sweet oil
sweet oils
sweet orange
sweet orange tree
sweet oranges
sweet pea
sweet peas
sweet pepper
sweet pepper plant
sweet pepperbush (current term)
sweet peppers
sweet pickle
sweet potato
sweet potato vine
sweet potatoes
sweet reseda
sweet rocket
sweet roll
sweet sand verbena
sweet scabious
sweet science
sweet seventeen
sweet shop
sweet shrub

Literary usage of Sweet pepperbush

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"White Alder; sweet pepperbush; Alder- leaved Clethra (Clethra alnifolia) White Alder family Flowers—Very fragrant, white, about yi in. across, borne in long ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The United States species are the sweet-pepperbush or white-alder (C. alnifolia), found near the coast from Florida to Maine, and the mountain sweet- ..."

3. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"Nearly all our flowering shrubs are past their glory by midsummer, when the fragrant blossoms of the sweet pepperbush begin to exhale their perfume from the ..."

4. A Guide to the Wild Flowers by Alice Lounsberry (1899)
"C. acuminata, mountain sweet pepperbush, is found in the mountains of Virginia and Georgia. It is readily known as a near relation of the above species. ..."

5. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"... or sweet pepperbush, covers quite an extended range and grows mostly near the coast. Its obovate leaves are generally smooth on both sides.and in its ..."

6. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"Nearly all our flowering shrubs are past their glory by midsummer, when the fragrant blossoms of the sweet pepperbush begin to exhale their perfume from the ..."

7. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1900)
"White Alder; sweet pepperbush; Alder- leaved Clethra (Clethra alnifolia) White Alder family Flowers—Very fragrant, white, about /3 in. across, borne in long ..."

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