: a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Anacardiaceae) that are sometimes included in Rhus but distinguished by plumose sterile pedicels in the fruiting panicles see smoke tree

Word History


New Latin, from Latin cotinus, a kind of shrub furnishing a purple color

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“Cotinus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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