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Noun: Japanese varnish tree
  1. 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
  2. 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

Type of: poisonous plant, tree

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

Encyclopedia: Japanese varnish tree