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 for Rhus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rhus \Rhus\, n. [L., sumac, fr. Gr. ???.] (Bot.)
     A genus of shrubs and small treets. See Sumac.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: deciduous 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) [syn: Rhus,
           genus Rhus]

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