poisonwood

noun poi·son·wood \ ˈpȯi-zᵊn-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of poisonwood

: 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

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1756

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poisonwood

noun poi·son·wood \ ˈpȯiz-ᵊn-ˌwu̇d \

medical Definition of poisonwood

: 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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