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sweet pepperbush

[pep-er-boo sh]
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noun
  1. a shrub, Clethra alnifolia, of the eastern and southern coastal U.S., having numerous erect clusters of white or pinkish flowers.
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Origin of sweet pepperbush

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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