Rhus vernicifera
Sumac Su"mac, Sumach Su"mach, n. [F. sumac, formerly sumach (cf. Sp. zumaque), fr. Ar. summ[=a]q.] [Written also {shumac}.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Rhus}, shrubs or small trees with usually compound leaves and clusters of small flowers. Some of the species are used in tanning, some in dyeing, and some in medicine. One, the Japanese {Rhus vernicifera}, yields the celebrated Japan varnish, or lacquer. [1913 Webster]

2. The powdered leaves, peduncles, and young branches of certain species of the sumac plant, used in tanning and dyeing. [1913 Webster]

{Poison sumac}. (Bot.) See under {Poison}. [1913 Webster]


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