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2 definitions found
 for Cotinus americanus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  chittamwood \chittamwood\ n.
     1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus
        purshianus or Rhamnus purshiana), whose bark is the
        cascara sagrada, used as a mild cathartic or laxative.
  
     Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood,
          chittimwood, Rhamnus purshianus.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. a deciduous tree of SE U.S. and Mexico.
  
     Syn: false buckthorn, chittimwood, shittimwood, black haw,
          Bumelia lanuginosa.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. a shrubby tree of southern U.S. ({Cotinus obovatus)
        having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs
        of smoke; -- called also American smoke tree.
  
     Syn: American smokewood, Cotinus americanus, Cotinus
          obovatus.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Cotinus americanus
      n 1: shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes
           of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke [syn:
           American smokewood, chittamwood, Cotinus americanus,
           Cotinus obovatus]

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