carolina all spice

Carolina allspice

noun
an aromatic shrub, Calycanthus floridus, of the southern U.S., having hairy, ovate leaves and purplish-brown flowers.
Also called sweet shrub.


Origin:
1780–90, Americanism

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carolina allspice

noun
hardy shrub of southeastern United States having clove-scented wood and fragrant red-brown flowers 
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