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poison sumac

a shrub or small tree, Rhus vernix (or Toxicodendron vernix), of swampy areas of the eastern U.S., having pinnate leaves and causing severe dermatitis when touched by persons sensitive to it.
Also called poison dogwood.
Origin of poison sumac
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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poison-sumac in Medicine

poison sumac n.
A swamp shrub of the southeast United States, having compound leaves and greenish-white berries and causing an itching rash on contact with the skin.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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