Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
sweet·shrubor sweet shrub (swēt′shrŭb′)
Either of two North American deciduous shrubs of the genus Calycanthus, having opposite leaves, fragrant reddish-brown flowers, and many dry fruits enclosed in a cuplike capsule.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.