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(Plants) any shrub or small tree of the anacardiaceous genus Rhus, several species of which are cultivated as ornamentals for their foliage, which assumes brilliant colours in autumn. See also sumach
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|Noun||1.||Rhus - deciduous or evergreen shrubs and shrubby trees of temperate and subtropical North America, South Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia; usually limited to nonpoisonous sumacs (see genus Toxicodendron)|
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