Schinus

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Noun1.Schinus - genus of evergreen shrubs and trees of tropical and subtropical regions of South and Central America and Canary Islands and China
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Anacardiaceae, family Anacardiaceae, sumac family - the cashew family; trees and shrubs and vines having resinous (sometimes poisonous) juice; includes cashew and mango and pistachio and poison ivy and sumac
aroeira blanca, Schinus chichita - small resinous tree or shrub of Brazil
molle, pepper tree, Peruvian mastic tree, Schinus molle - small Peruvian evergreen with broad rounded head and slender pendant branches with attractive clusters of greenish flowers followed by clusters of rose-pink fruits
Brazilian pepper tree, Schinus terebinthifolius - small Brazilian evergreen resinous tree or shrub having dark green leaflets and white flowers followed by bright red fruit; used as a street tree and lawn specimen
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The Canberra journalist's life was spared -- she was found a few hours later in a catatonic state high up in the branch of a peppercorn tree in the park -- but the town itself was not so lucky.
Pomegranate and peppercorn trees are growing at the side of the road as we make our way to Myllomeris - one of four waterfalls in these mountains.