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- n. Any plant of the genus Stevia, from which stevia is extracted.
- n. Sauropus androgynus, a plant of the family Phyllanthaceae whose leaves may be used as a potherb.
- n. Symplocos tinctoria, an evergreen shrub or small tree in the southeastern United States.
- n. Monarda fistulosa, wild bergamot, a medicinal and ornamental herb.
- n. Cannabis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small tree or shrub, Symplocos tinctoria, found in deep woods or on the borders of cypress-swamps in the southern United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small yellowwood tree of southern United States having small fragrant white flowers; leaves and bark yield a yellow dye
The species Stevia rebaudiana, commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves.
It is known more commercially as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia.
I must admit, I was a bit wary at first (perhaps it was my Pavlovian response to any sweetener that came in little blue packets), but I've come to appreciate and even love the mighty sweetleaf.
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