The slippery elm offered its bark; the sassafras its roots; the cherry tree its bark and its berries.
All she wants is a bit o' boneset tea, or sage an' sassafras.
The bark of the roots yields the very aromatic oil of sassafras much used for flavoring candies and various commercial products.
Here they were engaged in loading their bark with sassafras, much to their satisfaction.
They moved out into old fields, grown with sedge and sassafras, here and there dwarf pines.
Now go and tell the rest of the boys, and get your sassafras to Preston's as soon as you can.
That will be almost as good for your Spring fever as the sassafras itself.
There was often an odor of sassafras in the afternoon service.
Another man was pretty sick, and I remember reading somewhere that sassafras root was good for fever.
Celia, the next time I go on our hill I'll get you lots of sassafras.
small flowering tree of North America, 1570s, from Spanish sasafras, perhaps an adaptation of saxifraga "saxifrage," from Late Latin saxifragia, variant of saxifraga (see saxifrage). But the connection of the plants is difficult to explain, and the word perhaps represents a lost Native American name that sounded like Spanish saxifraga and was altered to conform to it. The tree supposedly was discovered by the Spanish in 1528.