an American tree, Sassafras albidum, of the laurel family, having egg-shaped leaves and long clusters of greenish-yellow flowers.
the aromatic bark of its root, used medicinally and especially for flavoring beverages, confectionery, etc.
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How to use sassafras in a sentence
Below Whitney’s gravesite, Charap brought me to a colony of sassafras trees that had taken over the hillside.This historic Brooklyn cemetery shows us a future without lawns | Ryan Goldberg | November 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
Tasting it recently, I found the wine beautifully integrated, with lovely savory notes of dark cherry, sassafras and mushrooms.You’ll want to sip this sustainably made rosé all through the summer | Dave McIntyre | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Burial 15 was a teenager who had been laid to rest with care and what may have been sprigs of sassafras.Faces of the dead emerge from lost African American graveyard | Michael Ruane | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
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sassafras received orders to announce that he was out, except to two men, lawyers evidently, who came from time to time.
Another thing they noticed was that he did not leave the arcade or indeed the sixth floor, having his meals sent in by sassafras.
He called up sassafras and put him on watch for any new attempt, improbable though it might be.
But as they were studying over ways and means, Myrtle Popper came in with fresh information by way of sassafras.
British Dictionary definitions for sassafras
an aromatic deciduous lauraceous tree, Sassafras albidum, of North America, having three-lobed leaves and dark blue fruits
the aromatic dried root bark of this tree, used as a flavouring, and yielding sassafras oil
Australian any of several unrelated trees having a similar fragrant bark
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