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sumach

US sumac

/ (ˈsuːmæk, ˈʃuː-) /
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noun

any temperate or subtropical shrub or small tree of the anacardiaceous genus Rhus, having compound leaves, clusters of green flowers, and red hairy fruitsSee also poison sumach
a preparation of powdered leaves of certain species of Rhus, esp R. coriaria, used in dyeing and tanning
the wood of any of these plants

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Word Origin for sumach

C14: via Old French from Arabic summāq
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