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poisonwood

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noun poi·son·wood \ˈpȯi-zən-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of poisonwood

  1. :  a tree (Metopium toxiferum) of the cashew family that is native to Florida and the West Indies and has compound leaves, greenish paniculate flowers, and orange-yellow fruits and produces a severely irritating sap



1721

First Known Use of poisonwood

1721


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poisonwood

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noun poi·son·wood \ˈpȯiz-ən-ˌwu̇d\

Medical Definition of poisonwood

  1. :  a caustic or poisonous tree of the genus Metopium (M. toxiferum) of Florida and the West Indies that has compound leaves, clusters of greenish flowers, and orange-yellow fruits




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