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Poison sumac   /pˈɔɪzən sˈumæk/   Listen
Poison sumac

noun
1.
Dermatitis resulting from contact with a poison sumac plant.
2.
Smooth American swamp shrub with pinnate leaves and greenish flowers followed by greenish white berries; yields an irritating oil.  Synonyms: poison ash, poison dogwood, Rhus vernix, Toxicodendron vernix.






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"Poison sumac" Quotes from Famous Books



... and white, red berries Dry woods, creeping. Common. Persimmon Pale yellow Woods and old fields; R. I., N. Y. Pimpernel Scarlet, blue, wh. Waste sandy fields; Mass., N. J. Pitcher-plant Deep purple Peat-bogs and swamps; New Eng. Poison-ivy, climbing Greenish Rocky thickets, low grounds. Poison sumac Dull color, very poisonous Swamps and wet pastures. Pond-lily White, pink Ponds, pools, and still waters. Common. Prince's-pine Pale pink Dry woods. Common. Pyrola Greenish-white Rich woods; Conn., N. J., N. Y. Queen of the prairie Peach-color Open meadows; ...
— Harper's Young People, June 8, 1880 - An Illustrated Weekly • Various



Words linked to "Poison sumac" :   poison dogwood, poisonous plant, Toxicodendron, Rhus dermatitis, Rhus vernix, genus Toxicodendron



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