sweet pepperbush

[ pep-er-boo sh ]
/ ˈpɛp ərˌbʊʃ /


a shrub, Clethra alnifolia, of the eastern and southern coastal U.S., having numerous erect clusters of white or pinkish flowers.

Nearby words

  1. sweet oil,
  2. sweet on, be,
  3. sweet orange,
  4. sweet pea,
  5. sweet pepper,
  6. sweet potato,
  7. sweet roll,
  8. sweet scabious,
  9. sweet shop,
  10. sweet shrub

Origin of sweet pepperbush

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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