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[ spahys-woo d ]
/ ˈspaɪsˌwʊd /


spicebush(def 1).

Nearby words

spiceberry, spicebush, spicebush swallowtail, spiced, spicery, spicewood, spicey, spick, spick and span, spick-and-span, spicula

Origin of spicewood

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60; spice + wood1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for spicewood

  • The name cannot be translated and has no connection with naʻtûʻlĭ, “spicewood.”

    Myths of the Cherokee|James Mooney
  • Knowing its urgency, they left the spicewood and swept down with the helping band.

    The Border Watch|Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The spicewood was everywhere in flower in the forests on the bank, and it is said that its appearance indicates a fine soil.