from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poisonous, eastern Asian tree (Rhus verniciflua) having pinnately compound leaves and a toxic exudation from which a black lacquer is obtained.

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


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