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poison sumach

an anacardiaceous swamp shrub, Rhus (or Toxicodendron) vernix of the southeastern US, that has greenish-white berries and causes an itching rash on contact with the skin Also called poison dogwood, poison elder See also sumach
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  • One of this family is poisonous and is known as poison sumach.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
  • By certain traits we may always know, with absolute certainty, a poison sumach when we find it.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Was it the light reflected from the glossy leaves of the poison sumach which overhung the path that made his cheek look so pale?

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • poison sumach (Rhus vernix) is not the same as poisonwood, though sometimes the two are confounded.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • It is popularly known in the United States as "poison sumach," "poison dogwood" and "poison elder."

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