1. [syn: Carolina allspice, strawberry shrub, strawberry bush, sweet shrub, Calycanthus floridus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Allspice \All"spice`\, n.
The berry of the pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of the
West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably
aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to
combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and
hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic
shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus);
wild allspice (Lindera benzoin), called also spicebush,
spicewood, and feverbush.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: hardy shrub of southeastern United States having clove-
scented wood and fragrant red-brown flowers [syn: Carolina
allspice, strawberry shrub, strawberry bush, sweet
shrub, Calycanthus floridus]