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Ash, maple, oak, sumac, hickory, plus shrubs and ivies and bears.
As if the interplay of Aleppo pepper and sumac weren’t dramatic enough, a retractable ceiling reveals the illuminated bell tower.
Amanda’s famous hummus is beautifully garnished with fresh mint, oregano and parsley, thinly sliced watermelon radish and a sprinkling of sumac.
Poison sumac grows as a shrub or small tree, reaching up to 20 feet tall in open or wooded swampy areas.
The leaves of poison sumac have 7 to 15 leaflets that are commonly 2 to 4 inches long and 3/4 to 2 inches wide.
Skin irritations/allergies: Poison Ivy, as well as poison oak and sumac, contains an oil which causes an allergic reaction in about 85 percent of the population.
At One Manhattan Square, residents soon will be able to stroll up a hill sprinkled with flowering sumac plants and contemplate life from an adult treehouse set amid hedges and azaleas.
Notes: Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice mix composed of sumac and sesame seeds as well as herbs.
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Origin and Etymology of sumac
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of sumac for English Language Learners
: a type of tree, bush, or vine that has many small leaves and produces red or white berries
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