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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Lindera (Laurus) Benzoin, or Benzoin odoriferum, of the United States, a lauraceous shrub with an agreeable aromatic odor, employed as a remedy for intermittent fevers and other complaints. Also called benjamin-bush, spice-bush, spicewood, wild allspice, etc.
  • n. The winter-berry, Ilex verticillala, the bark of which is used as a febrifuge, etc.

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