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staghorn sumac

noun

Definition of staghorn sumac

  1. :  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



Illustration of staghorn sumac

Circa 1868

First Known Use of staghorn sumac

circa 1868


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