Swamp sassafras


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swamp sassafras (Bot) a small North American tree of the genus Magnolia M. glauca) with aromatic leaves and fragrant creamy-white blossoms; -- called also sweet bay.
    • Swamp sassafras the sweet bay (Magnolia glauca). See Magnolia.
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In literature:

But, then, at first the borders of the big Sassafras Swamp did not look so very forbidding.
"Afloat" by Alan Douglas
Farewell to swamp angels, cane brakes, and chills; Farewell to sage and sassafras and corn dodger pills.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
I saw the bones hanging in the sassafras tree more than two months afterwards, and the last time that I was ever in these swamps.
"Fifty Years in Chains" by Charles Ball