Definitions for sassafrasˈsæs əˌfræs
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sassafras, sassafras tree, Sassafras albidum(noun)
yellowwood tree with brittle wood and aromatic leaves and bark; source of sassafras oil; widely distributed in eastern North America
dried root bark of the sassafras tree
A tree of species Sassafras albidum of the eastern United States and Asia having mitten-shaped leaves and red, aromatic heartwood.
A tree of any species in the genus Sassafras.
The bark of the root of this plant, used for medicinal and (mostly historically) culinary purposes and formerly a main ingredient in root beer.
Origin: From sasafras, possibly from saxifragus from the habit of certain plants growing in cracks in boulders.
an American tree of the Laurel family (Sassafras officinale); also, the bark of the roots, which has an aromatic smell and taste
Origin: [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See Saxifrage.]
Sassafras is a genus of three extant and one extinct species of deciduous trees in the family Lauraceae, native to eastern North America and eastern Asia.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus in the LAURACEAE family. The tree bark has been used medicinally.
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