Definition of spicewood

: any of several aromatic trees or shrubs: such as
b : either of two trees of the genus Calyptranthes:
(1) : a shrub or small tree (Calyptranthes pallens) of southernmost Florida, Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies with aromatic resinous wood, clusters of small white fragrant flowers, small red to black berries

called also pale lidflower, white stopper

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“Spicewood.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spicewood. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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