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Related to Calycanthus: Calycanthus occidentalis
(Plants) any of several shrubs of the genus Calycanthus, found in North America
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|Noun||1.||Calycanthus - a magnoliid dicot genus of the family Calycanthaceae including: allspice|
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
Calycanthaceae, calycanthus family, family Calycanthaceae, strawberry-shrub family - shrubs or small trees having aromatic bark; the eastern United States and eastern Asia
allspice - deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States