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sweet pepperbush

[pep-er-boo sh] /ˈpɛp ərˌbʊʃ/
a shrub, Clethra alnifolia, of the eastern and southern coastal U.S., having numerous erect clusters of white or pinkish flowers.
Also called summer-sweet, white alder.
Origin of sweet pepperbush
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sweet pepperbush
  • Gallberry, shining fetterbush, and sweet pepperbush are also found here.
  • The gardenias and sweet pepperbush seem to pull their weight and the special native azaleas add color and fragrance.
  • Others such as sweet pepperbush, spirea, and buttonbush flower in summer.
  • Typical shrubs include sweet pepperbush, blueberry, and swamp azalea.

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