What does the word sassafras mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009