Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 16:33:33 -0500
From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Gumbo file'
Yes, Bethany, but leaf not root. Roots are for tea; leaves are for file.
I don't know its etymology, but it does consist of ground sassafras.
Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pilot.msu.edu