fishwood
1) Jamaican dogwood or Florida fish-poison tree (Piscidia piscipula (Fabacaea, pea family), also called fishfuddle tree. Not a member of the dogwood family. Seminoles in Florida used a powder made from its roots, bark, and leaves to stun fish. See also fish poison tree
2) Euonymus americana (Celastraceae) or strawberry bush of eastern North America

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fishwood — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : strawberry bush 1a 2. : jamaica dogwood …   Useful english dictionary

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