chittamwood

chittamwood
noun
1. shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke
Hypernyms: ↑smoke tree, ↑smoke bush
2. shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
Hypernyms: ↑buckthorn
Part Meronyms: ↑cascara, ↑cascara sagrada, ↑chittam bark, ↑chittem bark
3. deciduous tree of southeastern United States and Mexico
Hypernyms: ↑buckthorn

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noun or chittimwood \\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\
1. : smoke tree 1b

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

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  • chittamwood — /chit euhm wood /, n. 1. See American smoke tree. 2. cascara. [1835 45, Amer.; chittam ( < ?; alleged AmerInd orig. unsubstantiated) + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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

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