What does the word sumac mean?

Usage examples for sumac

  1. Dead earnest, Miss King; and for medicine we had sumac and white- oak bark. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  2. The goods are now taken out and put into a fixing bath of sumac or tannin, in which they are treated for fifteen minutes. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  3. From the smooth sumac they reap a harvest in midsummer, and in March they get a good grist of pollen from the skunk- cabbage. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs