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A tree (Osmanthus americanus) of the southeast United States, having fragrant greenish flowers, hard wood, and whitish bark. Also called wild olive.


(Plants) a variety of small broadleaf evergreen tree, Osmanthus americanus, native to the southeast US


(ˈdɛv əlˌwʊd)

a small tree, Osmanthus americanus, of the olive family, of the SE U.S., yielding a hard wood.
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Noun1.devilwood - small tree of southern United States having panicles of dull white flowers followed by dark purple fruits
genus Osmanthus, Osmanthus - widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of southern United States and Middle East and China and Japan
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Trivia: His wife is actress Kate Magowan, who he worked with on the movies 24 Hour Party People and Devilwood.
Some subtropical species, such as palmetto palms (Sabal palmetto) or devilwood (Osmanthus americanus), reach the northernmost point of their range in areas as far from the tropics as North Carolina and Virginia.