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 for fever bush
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spicewood \Spice"wood`\, n. (Bot.)
     An American shrub ({Lindera Benzoin), the bark of which has
     a spicy taste and odor; -- called also Benjamin, wild
     allspice, and fever bush.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fever \Fe"ver\ (f[=e]"v[~e]r), n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer,
     fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[`e]vre. Cf. Febrile.]
     1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased
        heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement
        of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of
        appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most
        prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid
        fever; yellow fever.
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     Note: Remitting fevers subside or abate at intervals;
           intermitting fevers intermit or entirely cease at
           intervals; continued or continual fevers neither remit
           nor intermit.
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     2. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of
        strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this
        quarrel has set my blood in a fever.
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              An envious fever
              Of pale and bloodless emulation.      --Shak.
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              After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. --Shak.
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     Brain fever, Continued fever, etc. See under Brain,
        Continued, etc.
     Fever and ague, a form of fever recurring in paroxysms
        which are preceded by chills. It is of malarial origin.
     Fever blister (Med.), a blister or vesicle often found
        about the mouth in febrile states; a variety of herpes.
     Fever bush (Bot.), the wild allspice or spice bush. See
     Fever powder. Same as Jame's powder.
     Fever root (Bot.), an American herb of the genus
        Triosteum+({Triosteum+perfoliatum">Triosteum ({Triosteum perfoliatum); -- called also
        feverwort and horse gentian.
     Fever sore, a carious ulcer or necrosis. --Miner.
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