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

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  • Spicebush — Spice bush , n. (Bot.) Spicewood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spicebush — ☆ spicebush [spīs′boosh΄ ] n. 1. an aromatic E North American plant (Lindera benzoin) of the laurel family, with leathery leaves, small yellowish flowers, and red fruit formerly dried for use as a spice 2. CAROLINA ALLSPICE …   English World dictionary

  • spicebush — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • spicebush — noun The common spicebush, Lindera benzoin, whose leaves have a distinctive strong citrusy aroma. Syn: Benjamin bush, spicewood …   Wiktionary

  • spicebush — kvapioji lindera statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lauramedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Lindera benzoin), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Benzoin aestivale; Laurus aestivalis; Laurus benzoin;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • spicebush — kaliforninis kalikantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kalikantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Calycanthus occidentalis), paplitęs Kalifornijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Calycanthus occidentalis angl. California allspice; spicebush; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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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