chittamwood
chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative.

Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood, chittimwood, {Rhamnus purshianus}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. a deciduous tree of SE U.S. and Mexico.

Syn: false buckthorn, chittimwood, shittimwood, black haw, Bumelia lanuginosa. [WordNet 1.5]

3. a shrubby tree of southern U.S. ({Cotinus obovatus}) having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke; -- called also {American smoke tree}.

Syn: American smokewood, {Cotinus americanus}, {Cotinus obovatus}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chittamwood — /chit euhm wood /, n. 1. See American smoke tree. 2. cascara. [1835 45, Amer.; chittam ( < ?; alleged AmerInd orig. unsubstantiated) + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • chittamwood — noun 1. shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke • Syn: ↑American smokewood, ↑Cotinus americanus, ↑Cotinus obovatus • Hypernyms: ↑smoke tree, ↑smoke bush 2. shrubby tree of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • American smoke tree — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cascara sagrada — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotinus americanus — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotinus obovatus — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotinus obovatus — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhamnus purshiana — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhamnus purshianus — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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