skunkbush


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skunkbush - deciduous shrub of California with unpleasantly scented usually trifoliate leaves and edible fruitskunkbush - 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)
References in periodicals archive ?
Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa), wax current (Ribes cereum), skunkbush sumac (Rhus trilobata), Diamond Valley suncup (Camissonia gouldii), and California brickellbush (Brickellia californica) were most characteristic of young ecosystems; while blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis), squirreltail (Elymus elymoides), broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae), rose heath (Chaetopappa ericoides), Abert's creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia abertii), and pingue rubberweed (Hymenoxys richardsonii) were most characteristic of older ecosystems (Table 3).
Karen said that the two hours included taking time to read the self-guiding interpretive pamphlet, with its news about different kinds of oak trees (Gray, Emory, Chisos), the Mexican drooping juniper, the skunkbush sumac, which is related to poison ivy but not poisonous itself.
she loops back to a moonrise over White Sands, to a skunkbush sumac in a transverse dune.