Definition of Mountain 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mountain Sumac
Literary usage of Mountain sumac
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1913)
"The mountain sumac (R. copallina) usually keeps its rich dark green color much later than the others, and when it does turn, shows more crimson than scarlet ..."
2. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"The smaller (e) R. copal If na L. of the eastern US is called Dwarf, Black, Upland or mountain sumac. The Californian (f) R. ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... to the tobacco of the aborigines; and an efficient gargle is made from the refrigerant and astringent drupes. The dwarf black or mountain sumac (R. ..."
4. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"... dwarf, or mountain sumac, a most beautiful plant, occurs either as a shrub or small tree and from Florida northward to Maine. ..."