Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An aromatic deciduous shrub (Lindera benzoin) of eastern North America, having clusters of small yellow flowers that bloom early in the spring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A North American shrub, Lindera Benzoin, the bark and leaves of which have a spicy odor, bearing small yellow flowers very early in the spring and oval scarlet berries in late summer. See Lindera and fever-bush. Also spicewood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Spicewood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US, botany The common spicebush, Lindera benzoin, whose leaves have a distinctive strong citrusy aroma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries
  • noun straggling aromatic shrub of southwestern United States having fragrant brown flowers
  • noun deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries

Etymologies

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spice +‎ bush

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