Definition of poison ivy in English:

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poison ivy



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A North American climbing plant which secretes an irritant oil from its leaves that can cause dermatitis.
  • Rhus radicans, family Anacardiaceae
Example sentences
  • Ground ivy and poison ivy grow in shade, while dead nettle, dandelions, and clover thrive in fertile soil.
  • In April a small tractor had been used to disc-harrow much of the poison ivy, bittersweet, bayberry, and grass cover, leaving the soil soft and free of vegetation.
  • The poison ivy should not really affect the vegetables, but I would remove the poison ivy, making sure to get all of the root system.
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