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poisonwood

[poi-zuh n-woo d] /ˈpɔɪ zənˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a tree, Metopium toxiferum, of southern Florida, that has compound leaves and yellowish, berrylike fruits and is poisonous to touch.
Also called poison tree.
Origin of poisonwood
1715-1725
1715-25, Americanism; poison + wood1
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  • Poison sumach (Rhus vernix) is not the same as poisonwood, though sometimes the two are confounded.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The tree occurs in southern Florida where it is sometimes known as poisonwood.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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