chittamwood

Definition of chittamwood

n.1.a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast (Rhamnus purshianus or Rhamnus purshiana), whose bark is the cascara sagrada, used as a mild cathartic or laxative.
2.a deciduous tree of SE U.S. and Mexico.
3.a shrubby tree of southern U.S. (Cotinus obovatus) having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke; - called also American smoke tree.

Related Words

bearberry, bearwood, buckthorn, cascara, cascara buckthorn, cascara sagrada, chittam bark, chittem bark, chittimwood, Rhamnus purshianus
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