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 for Japan allspice
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Japan \Ja*pan"\, a.
     Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that
     country; as, Japan ware.
     [1913 Webster]
     Japan allspice (Bot.), a spiny shrub from Japan
        ({Chimonanthus fragrans), related to the Carolina
     Japan black (Chem.), a quickly drying black lacquer or
        varnish, consisting essentially of asphaltum dissolved in
        naphtha or turpentine, and used for coating ironwork; --
        called also Brunswick black, Japan lacquer, or simply
     Japan camphor, ordinary camphor brought from China or
        Japan, as distinguished from the rare variety called
        borneol or Borneo camphor.
     Japan clover, or Japan pea (Bot.), a cloverlike plant
        ({Lespedeza striata) from Eastern Asia, useful for
        fodder, first noticed in the Southern United States about
        1860, but now become very common. During the Civil War it
        was called variously Yankee clover and Rebel clover.
     Japan earth. See Catechu.
     Japan ink, a kind of writing ink, of a deep, glossy black
        when dry.
     Japan varnish, a varnish prepared from the milky juice of
        the Rhus vernix, a small Japanese tree related to the
        poison sumac.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Japan allspice
      n 1: deciduous Japanese shrub cultivated for its fragrant yellow
           flowers [syn: Japan allspice, Japanese allspice,
           winter sweet, Chimonanthus praecox]

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