Heap ground sumach on dark stone background
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Sumac (Wiktionary)



The noun is derived from Middle English sumac, asimac, simak, sumak, symak (portions of the shrub Rhus coriaria, chiefly used for medicinal purposes), from Anglo-Norman sumak, symak, and Old French sumac, or directly from its etymon Medieval Latin sumach, sumac, from Arabic سُمَّاق(summāq), from Classical Syriac ܣܘܡܩܐ(summāqā, red; sumac)

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