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A deciduous shrub (Clethra alnifolia) growing in moist ground from Maine to Texas and having long racemes of small fragrant white or pink flowers. Also called summersweet.
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|Noun||1.||sweet pepperbush - shrub of eastern and southern coastal United States having beautiful racemes of spice-scented white flowers|
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