poison sumach

noun

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 skinAlso called: poison dogwood, poison elder See also sumach

Nearby words

  1. poison hemlock,
  2. poison ivy,
  3. poison oak,
  4. poison pill,
  5. poison sumac,
  6. poison-arrow frog,
  7. poison-pen,
  8. poison-pen letter,
  9. poisoner,
  10. poisoning

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