vinegar tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vinegar tree common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with waxy compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berries
    • n vinegar tree deciduous shrubby tree or eastern North America with compound leaves that turn brilliant red in fall and dense panicles of greenish yellow flowers followed by crimson acidic berries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vinegar tree (Bot) the stag-horn sumac (Rhus typhina), whose acid berries have been used to intensify the sourness of vinegar.
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Usage

In literature:

There are mango trees in this island, the fruit of which the inhabitants pickle with salt, vinegar, and a little garlic, while green.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
When the sun shines the trees only give off vinegar.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The sap of the tree is made into sugar, vinegar, and a liquor.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
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In poetry:

O loving garden where I lay
When under the breasted tree
My son stood up behind my eyes
And groaned: Remember that the price
Is vinegar for me.
"Summer Song" by George Barker

In news:

"I tried several remedies tee tree oil, Vicks, vinegar, over-the-counters," said Guessford.
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