poison sumac

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poison sumac

n.
1. A shrub or small tree (Toxicodendron vernix) of eastern North American wetlands, having compound leaves and greenish-white berries and causing a rash on contact.
2. A skin rash caused by contact with this plant.

poi′son su′mac


n.
a swamp shrub or small tree, Rhusvernix, of the cashew family, common in the eastern U.S., having pinnate leaves and pale green flowers: may cause allergic dermatitis when touched.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poison sumac - dermatitis resulting from contact with a poison sumac plantpoison sumac - dermatitis resulting from contact with a poison sumac plant
Rhus dermatitis - contact dermatitis resulting from contact with plants of the genus Toxicodendron
2.poison sumac - smooth American swamp shrub with pinnate leaves and greenish flowers followed by greenish white berriespoison sumac - smooth American swamp shrub with pinnate leaves and greenish flowers followed by greenish white berries; yields an irritating oil
genus Toxicodendron, Toxicodendron - in some classifications: comprising those members of the genus Rhus having foliage that is poisonous to the touch; of North America and northern South America
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
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poison sumac

n (bot) zumaque venenoso