Spice-tree

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spice-tree an evergreen tree of the Pacific United States, yielding a fine hard wood—the Mountain-laurel, California-laurel, Olive- or Bay-tree, and Cajeput
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. espice (Fr. épice)—Late L. species, kinds of goods, spices—L. species, a particular kind, &c.

Usage

In literature:

It was late afternoon, and on the demure little breeze that marched behind us came far-flung sighs of spice-trees and nutmeg flowers.
"The Moon Pool" by A. Merritt
Here we sought determinedly for spice-giving trees and medicinal herbs and roots.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
The quantity of spices grown was carefully regulated, suitable spots being selected, and the trees elsewhere destroyed.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
The wind blew musically among the orange trees, and the air was spiced with pleasant odors.
"The Free Rangers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
PIMENTO: description of the tree; production of the spice limited to Jamaica.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
You might think the tree had been grafted on to a spice tree.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
But he forgot all his worries as he scampered through the Garden of Spices to the beech tree.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Cinnamon and other spices, besides tobacco, cacao, and other trees and plants, are also more or less extensively grown.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The spice of commerce is the ground inner bark of the tree, the branches of which are cut, peeled, and dried in the sun.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
Why, then, might not the Spice-Islanders shake their nutmeg trees into the ocean, and let all nations who stand in need of them pick them up?
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
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In poetry:

One tree, and one alone,
Of all that load this magic air with spice,
Claims for its own
Your brave migration out of Paradise;
"The Humming Birds" by Alfred Noyes
Like trees of myrrh and spice we stand,
Planted by God the Father's hand;
And all his springs in Zion flow,
To make the young plantation grow.
"Hymn 74" by Isaac Watts
If thou camest, rose on rose
From its sleep would waken;
From each flower and leaf that blows
Spices would be shaken;
Floating down from star and tree,
Dreamy perfumes welcome thee.
"A Night In June" by Alfred Austin
Cherubim "Sancta Virgo Virginum."
Let me behold a garden rich with fruit,
The pomegranate in shade of cypress trees,
Vines and wild honey, and the small bees' lute,
Where aromatic spices fill the breeze.
"Herod" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

Pumpkin spice lattes, leaves falling from the trees, snuggly scarves and the Yankees at the plate can only mean one thing: postseason baseball.
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of evergreen trees in the genus Cinnamomum.
Organic café selling indigenous foodstuffs, including local Big Tree Farms' sea salt and spices.
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