Rhus trilobata

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Noun1.Rhus trilobata - deciduous shrub of California with unpleasantly scented usually trifoliate leaves and edible fruitRhus trilobata - deciduous shrub of California with unpleasantly scented usually trifoliate leaves and edible fruit
shumac, sumach, sumac - a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus)
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The grasshopper species Schistocerca emarginata eats foul-smelling skunk bush, then vomits to prevent being swallowed by predators like the green anole lizard.
(Hey, don't try this at home!) "The grasshoppers that ate skunk bush tasted gross," he says.