Allspice All"spice`, n. The berry of the pimento ({Eugenia pimenta}), a tree of the West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as, the {Carolina allspice} ({Calycanthus floridus}); {wild allspice} ({Lindera benzoin}), called also {spicebush}, {spicewood}, and {feverbush}. [1913 Webster]

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  • spicebush — /spuys boosh /, n. 1. Also called spice wood. a yellow flowered, North American shrub, Lindera benzoin, of the laurel family, whose bark and leaves have a spicy odor. 2. a North American shrub, Calycanthus occidentalis, having oblong leaves and… …   Universalium

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  • spicebush — noun Date: 1770 an aromatic shrub (Lindera benzoin) of the laurel family found chiefly in the eastern United States that bears dense clusters of small greenish yellow flowers followed by usually scarlet berries …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spicebush — noun a North American aromatic shrub, the fruit of which was used as a substitute for allspice. [Lindera benzoin.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • spicebush — spice•bush [[t]ˈspaɪsˌbʊʃ[/t]] n. pln an aromatic North American shrub, Lindera benzoin, with small yellow flowers • Etymology: 1760–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • spicebush — /ˈspaɪsbʊʃ/ (say spuysboosh) noun a yellow flowered shrub, Lindera benzoin, of North America, whose bark and leaves have a spicy smell. {spice + bush1} …   Australian English dictionary

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