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sas·sa·fras

 (săs′ə-frăs′)
n.
1. A deciduous eastern North American tree (Sassafras albidum) having irregularly lobed leaves and aromatic bark, leaves, and roots.
2. The dried root bark of this plant, used as a source of safrole and formerly as a flavoring.

[Spanish sasafrás, from Late Latin saxifragia, kind of herb, variant of (herba) saxifraga, saxifrage; see saxifrage.]

sassafras

(ˈsæsəˌfræs)
n
1. (Plants) an aromatic deciduous lauraceous tree, Sassafras albidum, of North America, having three-lobed leaves and dark blue fruits
2. (Plants) the aromatic dried root bark of this tree, used as a flavouring, and yielding sassafras oil
3. (Plants) Austral any of several unrelated trees having a similar fragrant bark
[C16: from Spanish sasafrás, of uncertain origin]

sas•sa•fras

(ˈsæs əˌfræs)

n.
1. an E North American tree, Sassafras albidum, having both oval and two- or three-lobed leaves.
2. the aromatic bark of its root, used as a flavoring agent.
[1570–80; < Sp sasafrás]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sassafras - yellowwood tree with brittle wood and aromatic leaves and barksassafras - 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
2.sassafras - dried root bark of the sassafras tree
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
sassafras, Sassafras albidum, sassafras tree - yellowwood tree with brittle wood and aromatic leaves and bark; source of sassafras oil; widely distributed in eastern North America
Translations

sassafras

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sassafras

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There's fresh sassafras boughs for the ladies to sit on, which may not be as proud as their my-hog-guinea chairs, but which sends up a sweeter flavor, than the skin of any hog can do, be it of Guinea, or be it of any other land.
"Cora may submit to the justice of your opinion though she cannot put it in practice," returned the elder sister, who had placed herself by the side of Alice, on a couch of sassafras; "there would be other causes to chase away sleep, though we had been spared the shock of this mysterious noise.
Bettles, himself one of the gamest of the old-timers in deeds and daring ceased from his drunken lay of the "Sassafras Root," and titubated over to congratulate Daylight.
I pray my companion, if he wishes for bread, to ask me for bread, and if he wishes for sassafras or arsenic, to ask me for them, and not to hold out his plate as if I knew already.
In the lower part of the mountain, noble trees of the Winter's Bark, and a laurel like the sassafras with fragrant leaves, and others, the names of which I do not know, were matted together by a trailing bamboo or cane.
New Hampshire-based Sassafras Software has come up with an elegantly simple technology--known as "network serialization"--that just might reduce much of the low-level software piracy that occurs in small companies and workgroups.
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In 16th century England, the company points out, beers were often made with flavoring agents other than hops, such as sassafras and ginger.
There is evidence that sassafras was shipped from Cape Cod earlier, but this Jamestown cargo was the first instance of American manufactures being exported.
In the trapperhs cabin, you can see displays of native and Cajun artifacts, and shop for such gifts as decoys, cornhusk dolls, and file (sassafras flavoring for gumbo).
Gray Wolf Craft Distilling is proud to announce the newest addition to its spirit line, Timber Sassafras Finished Gin.
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