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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: vinegar tree
n 1: deciduous shrubby tree or eastern North America with
compound leaves that turn brilliant red in fall and
dense panicles of greenish yellow flowers followed by
crimson acidic berries [syn: staghorn sumac, velvet sumac
, Virginian sumac, Rhus typhina]
2: common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with waxy
compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by
red berries [syn: smooth sumac, scarlet sumac, Rhus glabra
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Vinegar tree
Vinegar \Vin"e*gar\, n. [OE. vinegre, F. vinaigre; vin wine (L.
vinum) + aigre sour. See Wine, and Eager, a.]
1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative,
and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or
by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the
Note: The characteristic sourness of vinegar is due to acetic
acid, of which it contains from three to five per cent.
Wine vinegar contains also tartaric acid, citric acid,
2. Hence, anything sour; -- used also metaphorically.
Here's the challenge: . . . I warrant there's
vinegar and pepper in't. --Shak.
Aromatic vinegar, strong acetic acid highly flavored with
Mother of vinegar. See 4th Mother.
Radical vinegar, acetic acid.
Thieves' vinegar. See under Thief.
Vinegar eel (Zo["o]l.), a minute nematode worm (Leptodera oxophila
, or Anguillula acetiglutinis), commonly found
in great numbers in vinegar, sour paste, and other
fermenting vegetable substances; -- called also vinegar worm
Vinegar lamp (Chem.), a fanciful name of an apparatus
designed to oxidize alcohol to acetic acid by means of
Vinegar plant. See 4th Mother.
Vinegar tree (Bot.), the stag-horn sumac (Rhus typhina),
whose acid berries have been used to intensify the
sourness of vinegar.
Wood vinegar. See under Wood.