1. [ noun ] (botany) small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
Synonyms: lacquer_tree Chinese_lacquer_tree Japanese_lacquer_tree Japanese_sumac Toxicodendron_vernicifluum Rhus_verniciflua varnish_tree
Related terms: poisonous_plant Toxicodendron
2. [ noun ] (botany) deciduous tree widely grown in southern United States as an ornamental for its handsome maplelike foliage and long racemes of yellow-green flowers followed by curious leaflike pods
Synonyms: Chinese_parasol phoenix_tree Firmiana_simplex Chinese_parasol_tree
Related terms: tree Firmiana
Similar spelling:   Japanese_lacquer_tree