rhus glabra

rhus gla·​bra | \-ˈglābrə, -läb-\

Definition of rhus glabra 

: the dried ripe fruit of the smooth sumac used as an astringent, in gargles, and as a refrigerant

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for rhus glabra

New Latin, literally, bald rhus

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rhus glabra

Share rhus glabra

Statistics for rhus glabra

Look-up Popularity

Comments on rhus glabra

What made you want to look up rhus glabra? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!