sweetleaf

[sweet-leef]
noun, plural sweet·leaves.
  1. a shrub or small tree, Symplocos tinctoria, of the eastern coast of the U.S., having lance-shaped leaves, yellowish, fragrant flowers, and orange or brown fruit.

Origin of sweetleaf

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; sweet + leaf
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