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sumac is pronounced in two syllables

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“… and what we have here this is sumac this …”

meanings of sumac


  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.

sumac frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sumac occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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