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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sumac  \Su"mac\,  Sumach  \Su"mach\,  n.  [F.  sumac,  formerly  sumach 
  (cf.  Sp  zumaque),  fr  Ar  summ[=a]q.]  [Written  also 
  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 
  2.  The  powdered  leaves,  peduncles,  and  young  branches  of 
  certain  species  of  the  sumac  plant,  used  in  tanning  and 
  {Poison  sumac}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Poison}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  wood  of  a  sumac 
  2:  a  shrub  or  tree  of  the  genus  Rhus  (usually  limited  to  the 
  non-poisonous  members  of  the  genus)  [syn:  {sumach},  {shumac}] 

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