Definition of sassafras noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsæsəfræs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæsəfræs//
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a N American tree with pleasant-smelling leaves and bark. Its leaves are sometimes used to make a type of tea. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Spanish sasafrás, based on Latin saxifraga ‘saxifrage’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sassafras