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Etymology 1[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

sweet +‎ shrub


sweetshrub (usually uncountable, plural sweetshrubs)

  1. A deciduous flowering plant of the Calycanthus genus with aromatic bark and flowers.
    • 2007 May 31, Anne Raver, “Reshaping Their Own Worldview”, New York Times:
      To screen out the houses, Mr. Darke and Ms. Zoehrer have planted cedars and katsura trees, sweetshrub and shadbush, and turned their gaze inward, to the garden of their own making.