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Meaning of SASSAFRAS

Pronunciation:  'sasu`fras

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  dried root bark of the sassafras tree
  2. [n]  yellowwood tree with brittle wood and aromatic leaves and bark; source of sassafras oil; widely distributed in eastern North America
 

SASSAFRAS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: Sassafras albidum, sassafras tree
 
 See Also: flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, genus Sassafras, laurel, sassafras, sassafras, Sassafras albidum, sassafras oil, sassafras tree, seasoner, seasoning

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.

 

 

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