from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poisonous dioecious tree (Metopium toxiferum) of southern Florida and the West Indies, having pinnately compound leaves, yellow-green flowers clustered in axillary panicles, and yellow-orange drupes. It causes a rash on contact.
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- n. Metopium toxiferum, a species of tree found in the American neotropics known for producing the irritant urushiol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small poisonous tree, Rhus Metopium, of the West Indies and southern Florida, whose bark yields upon incision a gum with emetic, purgative, and diuretic properties. Also called burnwood, coral-sumac, mountain manchineel,hog-plum,etc.
- n. A small euphorbiaceous tree, Sebastiania lucida, of the same habitat
poison + wood (Wiktionary)