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Rhus

Pronunciation: rus, rus

Definition: A genus of vines and shrubs (family Anacardiaceae) containing various species that are used for their ornamental foliage; formerly used in tanning. Certain poisonous species are classified as Toxicodendron.

[L., fr. G. rhous, sumac]

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