chittamwood

/chit"euhm wood'/, n.
2. cascara.
[1835-45, Amer.; chittam ( < ?; alleged AmerInd orig. unsubstantiated) + WOOD1]

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  • chittamwood — amerikinis pūkenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Anakardinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Cotinus obovatus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cotinus obovatus angl. American smoketree; chittamwood šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • chittamwood — noun 1. shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke • Syn: ↑American smokewood, ↑Cotinus americanus, ↑Cotinus obovatus • Hypernyms: ↑smoke tree, ↑smoke bush 2. shrubby tree of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • American smoke tree — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cascara sagrada — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotinus americanus — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotinus obovatus — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhamnus purshiana — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhamnus purshianus — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chittimwood — noun 1. shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada • Syn: ↑cascara buckthorn, ↑bearberry, ↑bearwood, ↑chittamwood, ↑Rhamnus purshianus • Hypernyms: ↑buckthorn …   Useful english dictionary


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