a shrub or small tree, Rhus glabra, of the cashew family, native to North America, having pinnate leaves and green flowers in a dense terminal cluster.
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How to use smooth sumac in a sentence
From the smooth sumac they reap a harvest in midsummer, and in March they get a good grist of pollen from the skunk-cabbage.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
The twigs and leaves are similar to those of the smooth sumac but are conspicuously hairy.Forest Trees of Illinois | Fuller George D.
Vegetation near paths and bare places was weedy and in some places there were tall stands of smooth sumac (Rhus glabra).