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
Translations

poison sumac

n (bot) zumaque venenoso
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Both products provide temporary relief from the pain and itching associated with insect bites, minor skin irritations, sunburn, rashes due to poison, ivy, poison oak or poison sumac, and minor cuts and scrapes.
And at least three species are highly toxic--poison oak, poison sumac and poison ivy.
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