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smooth sumac
Rhus glabra


also su·mach  (so͞o′măk, sho͞o′-)
1. Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genera Rhus and Toxicodendron, having compound leaves, clusters of small greenish flowers, and usually red, hairy fruit. Species in the genus Toxicodendron, such as poison sumac, have toxic sap.
2. A tart, dark reddish-brown powder made from the ground dried fruits of a Eurasian sumac (Rhus coriaria), used as a seasoning in Middle Eastern cuisine.

[Middle English, preparation made from sumac, from Old French (possibly via Medieval Latin sumach), from Arabic summāq, sumac tree, from Aramaic, dark red, from səmaq, to be red; see smq in Semitic roots.]
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or su•mach

(ˈsu mæk, ˈʃu-)

1. any shrub or small tree of the genus Rhus, of the cashew family, having pinnately compound leaves and clusters of red, fleshy fruit.
2. a preparation of the dried and powdered leaves, bark, etc., of certain species of Rhus, esp. R. coriaria of S Europe, used esp. in tanning.
3. the wood of any of these trees.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Arabic summāq]
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Noun1.sumac - wood of a sumacsumac - wood of a sumac      
shumac, sumach, sumac - a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus)
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.sumac - a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus)sumac - a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus)
genus Rhus, Rhus - deciduous or evergreen shrubs and shrubby trees of temperate and subtropical North America, South Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia; usually limited to nonpoisonous sumacs (see genus Toxicodendron)
sumac - wood of a sumac
fragrant sumac, lemon sumac, Rhus aromatica - sweet-scented sumac of eastern America having ternate leaves and yellowish-green flowers in spikes resembling catkins followed by red hairy fruits
Rhus glabra, scarlet sumac, smooth sumac, vinegar tree - common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with waxy compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berries
black sumac, dwarf sumac, mountain sumac, Rhus copallina, shining sumac - common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berries
Rhus ovata, sugar sumac, sugar-bush - evergreen shrub of southeastern United States with spikes of reddish yellow flowers and glandular hairy fruits
Rhus typhina, staghorn sumac, velvet sumac, vinegar tree, Virginian sumac - deciduous shrubby tree or eastern North America with compound leaves that turn brilliant red in fall and dense panicles of greenish yellow flowers followed by crimson acidic berries
Rhus trilobata, skunkbush, squawbush, squaw-bush - deciduous shrub of California with unpleasantly scented usually trifoliate leaves and edible fruit
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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sumach [ˈsuːmæk] Nzumaque m
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n (= plant)Sumach m, → Gerberstrauch m; (= preparation)Schmack m
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PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES Antioxidant Property: Sumac prevented autoxidation of peanut oil.
In a small skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil; add mashed garlic and fry for 10 seconds; add one tablespoon of sumac and stir.
According to this results sumac causes significance increase in levels of blood sugar, of course other effects of sumac have need to more studies.
Sumac berries can be frozen or dried for future use.
Dubbed the "Peruvian Songbird" and the "Nightingale of the Andes," Sumac's soaring, warbling voice--reported to span well over three octaves--was matched by her flamboyant outfits designed to make her look like Incan royalty.
The product uses a combination of zinc acetate and Zytrel, which greatly increases its effectiveness in fighting minor skin irritations, inflammations and rashes due to eczema, insect bites, psoriasis, dermatitis, or poison ivy, oak or sumac.
-- For Zanfel Laboratories, manufacturer of the breakthrough product Zanfel Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Wash, the beginning of a new year means that it is time to prepare for the summer season, when poison ivy is at its worst and Zanfel's retail partners see their best returns.
Prehistoric people probably used sumac and bedstraw as dyes, Jakes says, because caches of those seeds have been recovered from archaeological sites although the plants have no known dietary use.
Along Marsal Tito Street (the main north-south thoroughfare in the east side of the town), large Habsburg commercial buildings like the Secessionist Landsbank by Josip Vancas and municipal ones like the girls' high school are stone shells overgrown with sumac bushes, pink, rose and cerise hollyhocks, snapdragons and orange jasmine.
Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radican), eastern poison oak (Toxicodendron quercifolium), western poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum), and poison sumac (Toxicodendron vernix) are species of the Anacardiaceae family, Rhus genus.