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sweetleaf

[sweet-leef] /ˈswitˌlif/
noun, plural sweetleaves.
1.
a shrub or small tree, Symplocos tinctoria, of the eastern coast of the U.S., having lance-shaped leaves, yellowish, fragrant flowers, and orange or brown fruit.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; sweet + leaf
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