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sassafras


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sassafras  \Sas"sa*fras\,  n.  [F.  sassafras  (cf.  It  sassafrasso 
  sassafras,  Sp  sasafras,  salsafras,  salsifrax  salsifragia 
  saxifragia),  fr  L.  saxifraga  saxifrage.  See  {Saxifrage}.] 
  (Bot.) 
  An  American  tree  of  the  Laurel  family  ({Sassafras 
  officinale});  also  the  bark  of  the  roots,  which  has  an 
  aromatic  smell  and  taste. 
 
  {Australian  sassafras},  a  lofty  tree  ({Doryophora  Sassafras}) 
  with  aromatic  bark  and  leaves. 
 
  {Chilian  sassafras},  an  aromatic  tree  ({Laurelia 
  sempervirens}). 
 
  {New  Zealand  sassafras},  a  similar  tree  ({Laurelia  Nov[ae] 
  Zelandi[ae]}). 
 
  {Sassafras  nut}.  See  {Pichurim  bean}. 
 
  {Swamp  sassafras},  the  sweet  bay  ({Magnolia  glauca}).  See 
  {Magnolia}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sassafras 
  n  1:  yellowwood  tree  with  brittle  wood  and  aromatic  leaves  and 
  bark;  source  of  sassafras  oil;  widely  distributed  in 
  eastern  North  America  [syn:  {sassafras  tree},  {Sassafras 
  albidum}] 
  2:  dried  root  bark  of  the  sassafras  tree 




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