Definition of Rhus copallina

1. Noun. Common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berries.

Exact synonyms: Black Sumac, Dwarf Sumac, Mountain Sumac, Shining Sumac
Generic synonyms: Shumac, Sumac, Sumach

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhus Copallina

Rhodosphaera rhodanthema
Rhodospirillium rubrum
Rhodymenia palmata
Rhone River
Rhone wine
Rhus aromatica
Rhus copallina (current term)
Rhus diversiloba
Rhus glabra
Rhus laurina
Rhus ovata
Rhus quercifolia
Rhus radicans
Rhus rhodanthema
Rhus toxicodendron antigen
Rhus toxicodenedron
Rhus trilobata
Rhus typhina
Rhus venenata antigen
Rhus verniciflua
Rhus vernix

Literary usage of Rhus copallina

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1. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"The twigs are pale grey in winter, dotted thickly with lenticels (breathing pores) THE DWARF SUMACH (Rhus copallina) This tree is shrubby in the North. ..."

2. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1880)
"... Rhus copallina, Linne. North America, extending to Canada. A comparatively dwarf species. This can be used for tanning. A resin for varnishes is also ..."

3. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"Undergrowth rather dense, low, chiefly Rhus copallina, small Liquidambar, and Ilex glabra, with various other shrubs and young trees. ..."

4. 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. ..."

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