Sassafras nut
Sassafras Sas"sa*fras, n. [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See {Saxifrage}.] (Bot.) An American tree of the Laurel family ({Sassafras officinale}); also, the bark of the roots, which has an aromatic smell and taste. [1913 Webster]

{Australian sassafras}, a lofty tree ({Doryophora Sassafras}) with aromatic bark and leaves.

{Chilian sassafras}, an aromatic tree ({Laurelia sempervirens}).

{New Zealand sassafras}, a similar tree ({Laurelia Nov[ae] Zelandi[ae]}).

{Sassafras nut}. See {Pichurim bean}.

{Swamp sassafras}, the sweet bay ({Magnolia glauca}). See {Magnolia}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sassafras nut — noun The pichurim bean (qv), whose oil smells like sassafras oil • • • Main Entry: ↑sassafras …   Useful english dictionary

  • sassafras nut — Pichurim bean Pich u*rim bean (p[i^]ch [ u]*r[i^]m b[=e]n ). (Bot.) The seed of a Brazilian lauraceous tree ({Nectandra Puchury}) of a taste and smell between those of nutmeg and of sassafras, sometimes used medicinally. Called also {sassafras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sassafras — Sas sa*fras, n. [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See {Saxifrage}.] (Bot.) An American tree of the Laurel family ({Sassafras officinale}); also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sassafras officinale — Sassafras Sas sa*fras, n. [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See {Saxifrage}.] (Bot.) An American tree of the Laurel family ({Sassafras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nut — Synonyms and related words: Brazil nut, English walnut, Macadamia nut, acorn, addict, aficionado, alien, aliene, almond, almond paste, amande, amande douce, amandes mondees, amateur, authority, bean, bedlamite, beechnut, ben nut, berry, betel nut …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Australian sassafras — Sassafras Sas sa*fras, n. [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See {Saxifrage}.] (Bot.) An American tree of the Laurel family ({Sassafras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chilian sassafras — Sassafras Sas sa*fras, n. [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See {Saxifrage}.] (Bot.) An American tree of the Laurel family ({Sassafras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Doryophora Sassafras — Sassafras Sas sa*fras, n. [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See {Saxifrage}.] (Bot.) An American tree of the Laurel family ({Sassafras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • New Zealand sassafras — Sassafras Sas sa*fras, n. [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See {Saxifrage}.] (Bot.) An American tree of the Laurel family ({Sassafras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swamp sassafras — Sassafras Sas sa*fras, n. [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See {Saxifrage}.] (Bot.) An American tree of the Laurel family ({Sassafras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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