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[spahys-woo d]
  1. spicebush(def 1).
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Origin of spicewood

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60; spice + wood1
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Examples from the Web for spicewood

Historical Examples of spicewood

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

    Myths of the Cherokee

    James Mooney

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

  • Knowing its urgency, they left the spicewood and swept down with the helping band.

    The Border Watch

    Joseph A. Altsheler