from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Obsolete spellings of sumac.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Sumac.

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  • noun Dated form of sumac.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus)


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  • Hugging the coast, which is fringed with tamarisk and an occasional shumac, we come next to Porto Secco, another tiny settlement among vegetable gardens.

    A Wanderer in Venice

  • Now, Mr. Granger had a head as red as a shumac bush; and when she carried the candle close to the beds to take another tally, there was thirteen children, sure enough, but if there wa'n't a red-headed Granger right in amongst our boys in the turn-up bedstead!

    The Village Watch-Tower

  • The azalia, the shumac, and every variety of that beautiful mischief, the kalmia, are in equal profusion.

    Domestic Manners of the Americans

  • "Turn down here to the right and keep the shumac bushes between us and them.

    The Jucklins A Novel


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