- 1A shrub or small tree with compound leaves, reddish hairy fruits in conical clusters, and bright autumn colours.
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- Genera Rhus and Cotinus, family Anacardiaceae: several species, including the Mediterranean R. coriaria and the North American staghorn sumac (R. typhina), often grown as an ornamental
- We also have a staghorn sumac tree and pussy willows.
- The most common forms included beech-like trees, poplars, willows, cattails, sumac, soapberry, and conifers such as pines, sequoias, and false cypress.
- Oak trees provide acorns, dogwoods and sumac provide red berries through the fall and winter and serviceberry bears edible berries in late spring or early summer.
- 1.1The fruits of the Mediterranean sumac, used as a spice, especially in Middle Eastern cuisine.More example sentences
- The spice sumac is made from the dried, powdered berries.
- With a generous shaking of deep red, citrusy sumac spice, it had a warm and rich taste.
- The kabob koubideh is composed of ground beef and a considerable amount of minced onion, along with salt, black pepper, turmeric and sumac, and perhaps a hint of lime or lemon juice.
Middle English (denoting the dried and ground leaves of R. coriaria used in tanning and dyeing): from Old French sumac or medieval Latin sumac(h), from Arabic summāq.
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- The US English dictionary