Definition of Spice bush
1. Noun. Deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries.
Group relationships: Genus Lindera, Lindera
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Spice bush
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1. Life-zone Indicators in California by Harvey Monroe Hall, Marcos Sastre, William Hamilton Gibson, Joseph Grinnell (1919)
"To the feminine entomologist the first introduction to the spice-bush caterpillar is usually quite as demoralizing. That blank, unwinking stare of the two ..."
2. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Lindera Benzoin Meisner—Spice-Bush, Wild Allspice, Fever-Bush. ... The bark of the spice-bush has a warm spicy taste, and in sufficient doses acts as a ..."
3. The Shrubs of Northeastern America by Charles Stedman Newhall (1893)
"(Spice-Bush.) From the name of a Swedish botanist. Fig. 89.—Spice-Bush. Fever-Bush. Benjamin-Bush. Wild Allspice. ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1879)
"ON spice bush BERRIES.* BY ADOLPH W. MILLER. MD PH. ... (spice bush berry) thnt they yield nearly fifty per cent, of fixed oil, besides about five per cent, ..."
5. Sharp Eyes: A Rambler's Calendar of [fifty-two] Weeks Among Insects, Birds by William Hamilton Gibson (1900)
"To the feminine entomologist the first introduction to the spice - bush caterpillar is usually quite as demoralizing. That blank, unwinking stare of the two ..."
6. Sharp Eyes: A Rambler's Calendar of Fifty-two Weeks Among Insects, Birds and by William Hamilton Gibson (1892)
"How impossible is it for us to pass the spice-bush without exchanging a greeting or two with its sly tenants! I remember an incident in early boyhood which ..."