from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The Lindera (Laurus) Benzoin, or Benzoin odoriferum, of the United States, a lauraceous shrub with an agreeable aromatic odor, employed as a remedy for intermittent fevers and other complaints. Also called benjamin-bush, spice-bush, spicewood, wild allspice, etc.
- noun The winter-berry, Ilex verticillala, the bark of which is used as a febrifuge, etc.
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Boxberry, fever-bush, sweet fern, and horseradish make a good and healthy diet-drink.
The American Frugal Housewife Lydia Maria Francis Child 1841