spicebush

[spahys-boosh]
noun
1.
Also called spice-wood. a yellow-flowered, North American shrub, Lindera benzoin, of the laurel family, whose bark and leaves have a spicy odor.
2.
a North American shrub, Calycanthus occidentalis, having oblong leaves and fragrant, light-brown flowers.
Also called Benjamin-bush.


Origin:
1760–70, Americanism; spice + bush1

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spicebush (ˈspaɪsˌbʊʃ)
 
n
a North American lauraceous shrub, Lindera benzoin, having yellow flowers and aromatic leaves and bark

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Host-plant chemistry influences oviposition choice of the spicebush swallowtail butterfly.
Spicebush successfully grows and reproduces in a wide range of light conditions.
In the bottoms grow spicebush, pawpaw, deciduous holly and numerous sedges.
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