skunkbush

noun

1
: bear brush
2
or skunkbush sumac : a sumac (Rhus trilobata) of western North America with unpleasantly scented leaves comprised of usually three leaflets and a red edible sour berrylike fruit

called also skunkbrush

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of skunkbush was in 1875

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“Skunkbush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skunkbush. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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