poisonwood

[poi-zuhn-wood]
noun
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:
1715–25, Americanism; poison + wood1

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