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Sassafras

sassafras

(Science: botany) An American tree of the laurel family (Sassafras officinale); also, the bark of the roots, which has an aromatic smell and taste. Australian sassafras, a lofty tree (Doryophora Sassafras) with aromatic bark and leaves. Chilian sassafras, an aromatic tree (Laurelia sempervirens). New Zealand sassafras, a similar tree (Laurelia Novae Zelandiae). Sassafras nut. See pichurim bean. Swamp sassafras, the sweet bay (magnolia glauca). See Magnolia.

Origin: F. Sassafras (cf. It. Sassafrasso, sassafras, Sp. Sasafras, salsafras, salsifrax, salsifragia, saxifragia), fr. L. Saxifraga saxofrage. See Saxifrage.


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Re: identify growth on tree

I forgot to put up a link to additional pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/mpictor/Sassafras

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by mpictor
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:19 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: identify growth on tree
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identify growth on tree

I found a fuzzy pink growth on a small sassafras tree outside my house. At first, I just thought that sassafras had really strange flowers, but google set me straight on that. I decided it was a fungus, but I've never seen anything like it. ...

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by mpictor
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:37 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: identify growth on tree
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Ethics of non-Killing ! ! !

The problem is "all natural" doesn't necessarily mean safe. I'll give you root beer as an example. The original ingredients called for sassafras roots which were later found to be cancer-causing.... It's natural but dangerous.

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by mith
Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Ethics of non-Killing ! ! !
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