HyperDic: genus_rhus

English > 1 sense of the expression genus Rhus:
NOUNplantgenus Rhus, Rhusdeciduous or evergreen shrubs and shrubby trees of temperate and subtropical North America, South Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia
English > genus Rhus: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningdeciduous or evergreen shrubs and shrubby trees of temperate and subtropical North America, South Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia; usually limited to nonpoisonous sumacs (see genus Toxicodendron).
SynonymRhus
Member ofAnacardiaceae, family Anacardiaceae, sumac familyThe cashew family
Memberssumac, sumach, shumacA shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus)
Broaderdicot genus, magnoliopsid genusgenus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Spanishgenus rhus, rhus
Catalangenus rhus, rhus, Sumac

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