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sweetleaf

[ sweet-leef ]
/ ˈswitˌlif /
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noun, plural sweet·leaves.

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.

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Origin of sweetleaf

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