sassafras tree

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Noun1.sassafras tree - yellowwood tree with brittle wood and aromatic leaves and barksassafras tree - yellowwood tree with brittle wood and aromatic leaves and bark; source of sassafras oil; widely distributed in eastern North America
sassafras - dried root bark of the sassafras tree
laurel - any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
genus Sassafras - a genus of sassafras
sassafras oil - oil from root bark of sassafras trees; used in perfumery and as a disinfectant
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A new clearwing borer on sassafras tree from Jiangxi and Hunan, China (Lep.
Lovers of history must stop by the City Cemetery on Huntington Street to see the 66-foot-tall sassafras tree growing there, 18 feet in circumference.
Its main ingredient is Piperonyl methyl ketone (PMK), better known as a synthesised derivative of the sassafras tree whose bark is used to make aromatherapy oils.
As Grow fingers the walking stick he fashioned from a sassafras tree root at a summer camp long ago, a smile broadens on his deeply tanned face: "Scouting is habit-forming.
If I could find a sassafras tree, I knew I could relieve my thirst by chewing its leaves.
Skyline Drive has been named one of the top 10 scenic mountain drives in the United States; the drive will introduce you to the rich yellow and orange hickories, deep purple dogwoods, bright red Virginia creeper vines, buttery yellow scarlet oak, red maples, sumac, locust and sassafras trees that melt into each other as though it's a mere painting.
His first hint that a new land was near was the scent of sassafras trees wafting out to sea and picked up by his crew's noses.
Young sassafras trees offer us fresh lemon-lime scented leaves and three different leaf shapes to investigate.
And EastEnders soap star and Carry On movies actress Barbara Windsor joined forces with the late comic Frankie Howerd for the premiere of The Wind In The Sassafras Trees in 1968.
Marine fragrance has been produced from safrole extracted from sassafras trees grown in southern China and Vietnam.