- noundeciduous shrub of California with unpleasantly scented usually trifoliate leaves and edible fruit
* * *\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ nounEtymology: so called from the use of the berries among Indians as a mordant in dyeing1. : cranberry tree2. : a sumac (Rhus trilobata) of western No. America with unpleasantly scented trifoliolate or sometimes simple leaves and edible fruit3. : any of several shrubs of the genus Cornus4. : dwarf cornel
* * */skwaw"boosh'/, n.a rank-smelling, sprawling shrub, Rhus trilobata malacophylla, of the cashew family, native to California, having spikes of greenish flowers.[1825-35, Amer.; SQUAW + BUSH1, so called from its use by the Indians]
Useful english dictionary. 2012.