Definition of Cotinus americanus
1. Noun. Shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke.
Generic synonyms: Smoke Bush, Smoke Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotinus Americanus
Literary usage of Cotinus americanus
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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Flowers in spring, and the foliage assumes most brilliant autumn tints. Mississippi valley. 5.5. 3:98—9.—Known also as cotinus americanus, Nutt. ..."
2. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"... cotinus americanus, Nutt.) shows by its pithy stems, aromatic, resinous juice, and general habit, its kinship with the sumachs, which are better known. ..."