- a tree, Metopium toxiferum, of southern Florida, that has compound leaves and yellowish, berrylike fruits and is poisonous to touch.
Origin of poisonwood
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Contemporary Examples of poisonwood
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Historical Examples of poisonwood
Poison sumach (Rhus vernix) is not the same as poisonwood, though sometimes the two are confounded.
The tree occurs in southern Florida where it is sometimes known as poisonwood.