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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fe·ver n.
 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.
 Note:Remitting fevers subside or abate at intervals; intermitting fevers intermit or entirely cease at intervals; continued or continual fevers neither remit nor intermit.
 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.
 An envious fever
 Of pale and bloodless emulation.   --Shak.
    After life's fitful fever he sleeps well.   --Shak.
 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 Spicewood.
 Fever powder. Same as Jame's powder.
 Fever root Bot., an American herb of the genus Triosteum (Triosteum perfoliatum); -- called also feverwort and horse gentian.
 Fever sore, a carious ulcer or necrosis. --Miner.