Sweetwood

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sweetwood (Bot) The true laurel (Laurus nobilis
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sweetwood A name of several chiefly laurineous trees and shrubs found in the West Indies and South America. The black sweetwood is Ocotea (Strychnodaphne) floribunda, a small tree or shrub of Jamaica; the loblolly-sweetwood or Rio Grande sweetwood, Ocotea (Oreodaphne) Leucoxylon, of the West Indies and South America (loblolly-sweet-wood is also the local name of the West Indian Sciado-phyllum Jacquini); the long-leafed, Nectandra Antilliana; the lowland, pepper, white, or yellow, N. sanguinea, a timber-tree 50 feet high, of the islands and continent; the mountain, Acrodiclidium Jamaicense, a small tree of mountain woods in Jamaica; the shrubby, the rutaceous genus Amyris; the timber-sweetwood. Nectandra exaltata, a tall tree with a hard yellow durable wood, found especially in Jamaica, also N. Antilliana and Acrodiclidium Jamaicense; the white, N. sanguinea and N. Antilliana. The sweetwood of the Bahamas is Croton Eleuteria, the source of cascarilla or sweetwood bark.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sweetwood a name applied to various trees and shrubs of the laurel family found in South America and the West Indies
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swéte; Ger. süsz, Gr. hēdys, L. suavis, sweet, Sans. svad, to taste.

Usage


In news:

Sweetwood craft fair set Saturday.
Sweetwood of Williamstown will hold its annual craft fair from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Nov 10.
Sweetwood of Williamstown will hold its Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov 10, from 10 am to 2 pm, 1611 Cold Spring Road (Route 7).
"Bud" Sweetwood Ernest N "Bud" Sweetwood , 89, of Edgerton, Kan.
Terry Click's Sweetwood Paddleboards business is booming.
Contributed photo Terry Click, formerly of Camas, owns Sweetwood Paddleboards, a company based in Montana.
Sweetwood craft fair set Saturday.
Sweetwood of Williamstown will hold its annual craft fair from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Nov 10.
Sweetwood of Williamstown will hold its Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov 10, from 10 am to 2 pm, 1611 Cold Spring Road (Route 7).
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