Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small tree or shrub, Symplocos tinctoria, found in deep woods or on the borders of cypress-swamps in the southern United States.

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  • noun Any plant of the genus Stevia, from which stevia is extracted.
  • noun Sauropus androgynus, a plant of the family Phyllanthaceae whose leaves may be used as a potherb.
  • noun Symplocos tinctoria, an evergreen shrub or small tree in the southeastern United States.
  • noun Monarda fistulosa, wild bergamot, a medicinal and ornamental herb.
  • noun slang Cannabis.

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  • noun small yellowwood tree of southern United States having small fragrant white flowers; leaves and bark yield a yellow dye

Etymologies

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sweat +‎ leaf

Examples

  • The species Stevia rebaudiana, commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves.

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  • It is known more commercially as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia.

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  • It is known more commercially as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia.

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  • 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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  • Also Sauropus androgynus, an edible shrub. See description here. Very good raw.

    October 25, 2011

  • If it's a sweetleaf, why is it called sauropus, o sourpuss?

    October 25, 2011

  • Helep, helep, sionnach's being sardonic again! Release the buttkraken!

    October 25, 2011

  • Please, somebody help extract Stevia from the yellowwood tree. He's been stuck there for years and it's turning him into a sauropus.

    October 25, 2011