American spicebush

noun
deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries
Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush
Member Holonyms: ↑Lindera, ↑genus Lindera

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noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Lindera — noun aromatic evergreen or deciduous dioecious shrubs or trees of eastern Asia and North America • Syn: ↑genus Lindera • Hypernyms: ↑magnoliid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Lauraceae, ↑family Lauraceae, ↑laurel family …   Useful english dictionary

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