Meaning of sumac


Pronunciation: (s'mak, sh'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Rhus of the cashew family, having milky sap, compound leaves, and small, fleshy fruit.
  2. a preparation of the dried and powdered leaves, bark, etc., of certain species of Rhus, esp. R. coriaria of southern Europe, used esp. in tanning.
  3. the wood of these trees.
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