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Noun: pepperwood  'pe-pu(r),wûd
  1. Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood
    - California laurel, California bay tree, Oregon myrtle, spice tree, sassafras laurel, California olive, mountain laurel, Umbellularia californica

Derived forms: pepperwoods

Type of: laurel

Part of: genus Umbellularia, Umbellularia

Encyclopedia: Pepperwood, California