sassafras

Part of speech: noun

A tree of the laurel family; also, the bark of the roots, an aromatic stimulant.

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Usage examples "sassafras":

  1. First aid to it was more lye, of feather- eating strength- next a fresh sassafras stirring stick, last and most important, walking backwards as she put the stick in the kettle, though she would never admit she did this on purpose. - "Dishes & Beverages of the Old South", Martha McCulloch Williams.
  2. And not seeing the way to expand this topic any further, he suddenly said: " Celia, the next time I go on our hill I'll get you lots of sassafras." - "That Fortune", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.
  3. The place was pathless and overgrown with paw- paw bushes and sassafras. - "The Valiants of Virginia", Hallie Erminie Rives.