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Noun: Japanese varnish tree
  1. Deciduous tree widely grown in southern United States as an ornamental for its handsome maplelike foliage and long racemes of yellow-green flowers followed by curious leaflike pods
    - Chinese parasol tree, Chinese parasol, phoenix tree, Firmiana simplex
     
  2. Small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
    - varnish tree, lacquer tree, Chinese lacquer tree, Japanese lacquer tree, Japanese sumac, Toxicodendron vernicifluum, Rhus verniciflua

Type of: poisonous plant, tree

Part of: Firmiana, genus Firmiana, genus Toxicodendron, Toxicodendron