from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A poisonous tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum) of East Asia. Its sap is used to produce a hard brownish-black lacquer.

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  • noun small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained


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