nLinderaaromatic evergreen or deciduous dioecious shrubs or trees of eastern Asia and North America
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nlinderaA 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.
Northern spicebush ( Lindera benzoin ) is a native shrub, 6-12 feet tall, that grows in moist locations in woods, valleys and along streams.