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Sassafras meaning

sassafras - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. An American tree of the Laurel family ( Sassafras officinale); also, the bark of the roots, which has an aromatic smell and taste.
  2. 2. An American tree of the Laurel family ( officinale); also, the bark of the roots, which has an aromatic smell and taste.
  3. 3. A tree of the laurel family, whose root, wood, and flowers have a spicy smell and a pungent taste.
  4. 4. Kind of laurel with aromatic bark.

sassafras - examples of usage

  1. For cargo he carried clapboard, and his sailors had picked up so much sassafras root that the leaders of the colony feared that the market for this established staple of the American trade might be ruined. - "The Virginia Company Of London, 1606-1624", Wesley Frank Craven.
  2. Suddenly before him he saw a creature dancing down the moon- path, whirling and springing about while a pair of rabbits, that were startled in crossing the path, scurried off into a clump of sassafras bushes nearby. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Sassafras tea was tried as a substitute for tea, and a drink made out of parched corn and wheat, of burnt sweet potato and other things, in the place of coffee; but none of them were fit to drink- at least so the boys thought. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
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