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A poisonous tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum) of East Asia. Its sap is used to produce a hard brownish-black lacquer.
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|Noun||1.||lacquer tree - small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained|
Chinese lacquer tree, Japanese lacquer tree, Japanese sumac, Japanese varnish tree, Rhus verniciflua, Toxicodendron vernicifluum, varnish tree
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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