noun. 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).
- genus Rhus
- magnoliopsid genus
- sumac family
- family Anacardiaceae
Example sentences of the word rhus
1. Verb, base form
The homeopathic version, rhus toxicodendron, is not only listed as healing rashes, but every mental and physical side effect that would result from taking poison ivy at full strength.