• WordNet 3.6
    • n Lindera aromatic evergreen or deciduous dioecious shrubs or trees of eastern Asia and North America
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lindera A genus of lauraceous trees or shrubs of the tribe Litseaceæ, having diœcious flowers surrounded by involucres, and often nine stamens having two-celled anthers. There are about 60 species, found in North America and in tropical and eastern Asia as far as Japan. L. Benzoin of North America, called spice-bush, wild allspice, and benjamin-bush, has a pleasant aromatic scent and taste, especially its bark and berries.
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In news:

Northern spicebush ( Lindera benzoin ) is a native shrub, 6-12 feet tall, that grows in moist locations in woods, valleys and along streams.