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poi·son·wood

 (poi′zən-wo͝od′)
n.
A poisonous tree (Metopium toxiferum) of southern Florida and the West Indies, having pinnately compound leaves, yellow-green flowers, and yellow-orange fruit, and causing a rash on contact.

poisonwood

(ˈpɔɪzənˌwʊd)
n
(Plants) a poisonous tree
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