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/su·mac/ (soo´mak) name of various trees and shrubs of the genus Rhus.
poison sumac  a species, Rhus vernix, which causes an itching rash on contact with the skin.




(so͞o′măk, sho͞o′-)
1. Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genera Rhus and Toxicodendron, having compound leaves, clusters of small greenish flowers, and usually red, hairy fruit. Species in the genus Toxicodendron, such as poison sumac, have toxic sap.
2. A tart, dark reddish-brown powder made from the ground dried fruits of a Eurasian sumac (Rhus coriaria), used as a seasoning in Middle Eastern cuisine.


Etymology: Ar, summaq
any of a number of species of trees and shrubs in the Anacardiaceae family, including the Rhus species, which have poisonous properties. See poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, rhus dermatitis.
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Poison sumac


Rhus spp. trees and shrubs.

poison sumac

Patient discussion about sumac

Q. is poison ivy or sumac contagious

A. if you scratch the rash and it has open sores,the pus from the sores can spread to other parts of the body and to other people as well,

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Various members of the sumac family (Anacardiaceae) can be found in North America, southern Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia in a variety of forms, including deciduous or evergreen, shrubs, trees or woody climbers, in temperate or subtropical climates.
Some committee members suggested that the county should kill the sumac by spraying it with herbicide but the motion was withdrawn so that the staff could determine whether a new product might work.
For that reason, even dead poison ivy, oak, or sumac plants must be handled with care.
Remove from the heat and add the fried garlic and sumac to it, stirring to mix it well.
Antimicrobial activities of Iranian sumac and avishan-e shirazi (Zatariamultiflora) against some food-borne bacteria.
Serves: 4 Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20-25 minutes Ingredients 2 x 600g Slade Organics racks of lamb, trimmed of all fat, at room temperature 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp sumac 1 tbsp ground coriander 1 tbsp tahini paste 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses 1 tbsp honey (Tropical Forest heather honey or Wye Valley Apiaries), 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tbsp Rachel's natural yoghurt 1 tbsp chopped coriander 25ml water Halen Mn sea salt FOR THE AUBERGINES 3 medium aubergines cut into thin wedges olive oil for brushing Halen Mn sea salt and black pepper To serve Sesame seeds Method Preheat the oven to 220[bar]C/Gas Mark 6.
Sumac berries can be frozen or dried for future use.
Combine all the vegetables in a large bowl and season with salt, pepper, sumac, and a dash of allspice.
50), small pieces of filled, boat-shaped ravioli dough baked crisp (until hard/al dente), then blanketed with a snow white coat of yogurt sauce redolent with garlic and sprinkled with red pepper powder and sumac.
Johnson & Johnson is introducing the Cortaid Poison Ivy Care Treatment Kit, which is designed to treat and remove poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.
Be ready to use some exotic ingredients, though: Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Sumac, Basil and Lemon Yogurt and Spiced Pork Stew with Polenta, Root Vegetables and Gremolata provides plenty of flavor and require access to fennel, sumac and other spices and vegetables peculiar to more urban markets.