an anacardiaceous swamp shrub, Rhus (or Toxicodendron) vernix of the southeastern US, that has greenish-white berries and causes an itching rash on contact with the skin Also called poison dogwood, poison elder See also sumach
[poi-zuh n-woo d] /ˈpɔɪ zənˌwʊd/ noun 1. a tree, Metopium toxiferum, of southern Florida, that has compound leaves and yellowish, berrylike fruits and is poisonous to touch.
/French pwasɔ̃/ noun 1. Siméon Denis (simeɔ̃ dəni). 1781–1840, French mathematician, noted for his application of mathematical theory to physics, esp electricity and magnetism
[pwah-sohn; French pwa-sawn] /pwɑˈsoʊn; French pwaˈsɔ̃/ noun, Statistics. 1. a limiting form of the binomial probability distribution for small values of the probability of success and for large numbers of trials: particularly useful in industrial quality-control work and in radiation and bacteriological problems. /ˈpwɑːsən/ noun 1. (statistics) a distribution that represents the number of events […]
[pwah-tyey, pwah-tyey] /pwɑˈtyeɪ, ˈpwɑ tyeɪ/ noun 1. Sidney, born 1927, U.S. actor and director.