What does sassafras mean?

Definitions for sassafrasˈsæs əˌfræs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. sassafras(noun)

    dried root bark of the sassafras tree


  1. sassafras(Noun)

    A tree of species Sassafras albidum of the eastern United States and Asia having mitten-shaped leaves and red, aromatic heartwood.

  2. sassafras(Noun)

    A tree of any species in the genus Sassafras.

  3. sassafras(Noun)

    The bark of the root of this plant, used for medicinal and (mostly historically) culinary purposes and formerly a main ingredient in root beer.

  4. Origin: From sasafras, possibly from saxifragus from the habit of certain plants growing in cracks in boulders.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sassafras(noun)

    an American tree of the Laurel family (Sassafras officinale); also, the bark of the roots, which has an aromatic smell and taste

  2. Origin: [F. sassafras (cf. It. sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. saxifraga saxifrage. See Saxifrage.]


  1. Sassafras

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sassafras

    sas′a-fras, n. a tree of the laurel family, common in North America; also the bark of its root, a powerful stimulant.—Sassafras oil, a volatile aromatic oil distilled from the sassafras. [Fr. sassafras—Sp. sasafras—L. saxifragasaxum, a stone, frangĕre, to break.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sassafras

    A plant genus in the LAURACEAE family. The tree bark has been used medicinally.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sassafras in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sassafras in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for sassafras

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  • Fenchelholzbaum, Sassafrasrinde, Sassafrasbaum, Sassafras, NelkenzimtbaumGerman
  • sasafrásSpanish
  • sasafrat, sasafratavulajalVolapük

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