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  1. A sour spice popular in the Eastern Mediterranean, made from the berries of tanner's sumac.
  2. Dried and chopped-up leaves and stems of a plant of the genus Rhus, particularly the tanner's sumac (see sense 1), used for dyeing and tanning leather or for medicinal purposes.
  3. Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Rhus and other genera in Anacardiaceae, particularly the elm-leaved sumac, Sicilian sumac, or tanner's sumac (Rhus coriaria).


  1. To apply a preparation of sumac to (an object), for example, to a piece of leather to tan it.

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