Definition of sweetwood
1 : a laurel (Laurus nobilis)
2 : any of various chiefly tropical American trees of the family Lauraceae: such as a : a tree of the genus Ocotea — compare stinkwood b : a tree of the genus Nectandra — compare bebeeru c : a small or medium-sized Jamaican tree (Licaria triandra or Acrodiclidium jamaicense) with easily worked greenish yellow wood
3 : licorice 1,2a
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