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sweet pepperbush

[pep-er-boo sh] /ˈpɛp ərˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
a shrub, Clethra alnifolia, of the eastern and southern coastal U.S., having numerous erect clusters of white or pinkish flowers.
Also called summer-sweet, white alder.
Origin of sweet pepperbush
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40
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