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sweet shrub

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noun
  1. Carolina allspice.

Origin of sweet shrub

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for sweet shrub

Historical Examples

  • There was a delicious odor of sweet-shrub in the air, and the fruity fragrance of the dark, wild wake-robin underfoot.

    The Mountain Girl

    Payne Erskine

  • She went and stood at her window, drawing in deep breaths of rain-freshened air, dense with sweet-shrub and honeysuckle.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives