Definition of Scarlet sumac
1. Noun. Common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with waxy compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berries.
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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"See poison-sumac,— scarlet sumac, the smooth sumac, in allusion to Us leaves In autumn.—Sicilian sumac. See def. 2.-Smooth sumac, a shrub, ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Rhus glabra L. Smooth Upland or scarlet sumac. White or Sleek Sumac. Hfl Fig. 2778. Rhus glabra L. Sp. PI. 265. 1753. A shrub or rarely a small tree, ..."
3. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Rhus glabra; smooth sumac; scarlet sumac. Indigenous, branching shrub, from 4 to 12 feet high; in dry soil, thickets, and waste grounds nearly throughout ..."
4. The Forester's Manual: Or, The Forest Trees of Eastern North America by Ernest Thompson Seton (1912)
"Somewhat like it but quite smooth is the Smooth or scarlet sumac. (R. glabra.) Its berries make a safe and pleasant drink for children and tea of almost any ..."
5. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"RHUS GLABRA L. Smooth or scarlet sumac. A shrub two to twenty feet high. Found along the rivers and in shrubbery throughout the state. ..."
6. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"The Smooth, Upland, or Scarlet-Sumac (R. glabra), similar to the staghorn, but lacking its velvety down, and usually of much lower growth, ..."
7. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"SMOOTH UPLAND OR scarlet sumac RHUS GLABRA L. Occasional in clumps in hilly places, scattered all about the lake. ..."
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