staghorn sumac


Definition of STAGHORN SUMAC

:  a sumac (Rhus typhina) of eastern North America that is a shrub or small tree with velvety-pubescent branches and flower stalks, leaves turning brilliant red in fall, and dense panicles of greenish-yellow flowers followed by hairy crimson fruits

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First Known Use of STAGHORN SUMAC

circa 1868


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