Definition of Dwarf sumac
1. Noun. Common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berries.
Generic synonyms: Shumac, Sumac, Sumach
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Literary usage of Dwarf sumac
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1. The Practice of medicine on Thomsonian principles ... and a materia medica by John W. Comfort (1859)
"A strong decoction of the bark of the root of the dwarf sumac is employed as a sovereign remedy for venereal diseases, by the Chippewa Indians. ..."
2. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Rhus copallina L. var. copallina Shining sumac; dwarf sumac Deciduous shrub Dry, open woods, thickets and old fields. Rhus copallina L. var. latifolia Engl. ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"... is known as "Masculino," while the leaf which contains much less tannin is called feminella. Smooth i urna e (Rhus glabra, Fig. 850), dwarf sumac (R. ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"dwarf sumac, Rim» copallina, of the eastern half of the United States, in the north a shrub, southward a small tree. It has dark shining leaves, ..."
5. A Naturalist in the Great Lakes Region by Elliot Rowland Downing (1922)
"The dwarf sumac (Fig. 105) is a small edition of the staghorn with this marked difference, that in the latter the leafstalks are margined with a wing ..."
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