Definition of poison ivy in English:

poison ivy

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  • A North American climbing plant of the cashew family that secretes an irritant oil from its leaves, which can cause dermatitis.

    Rhus radicans, family Anacardiaceae

    ‘Ground ivy and poison ivy grow in shade, while dead nettle, dandelions, and clover thrive in fertile soil.’
    • ‘In April a small tractor had been used to disc-harrow much of the poison ivy, bittersweet, bayberry, and grass cover, leaving the soil soft and free of vegetation.’
    • ‘The poison ivy should not really affect the vegetables, but I would remove the poison ivy, making sure to get all of the root system.’
    • ‘Point out any potential hazards to the child, such as thorn bushes or poison ivy.’
    • ‘This way that hard-to-cover spot between her gloves and shirt cuffs is protected from the dreaded poison ivy.’
    • ‘The proliferation of nature here is wild and decadent, almost disgusting - the ants and roaches, the bugs, the kudzu and the poison ivy.’
    • ‘Mangoes come in hundreds of varieties and a wide range of shapes and sizes, and are distant relatives of cashews, pistachios, poison oak and poison ivy.’
    • ‘Martin, a certified herbalist, explains in detail how to treat a variety of symptoms with common herbs, from sweet fern for poison ivy and dried juniper for bladder infections to willow for influenza.’
    • ‘The boys filled out questionnaires about past experiences with plants, including lacquer trees, which can cause itchy rashes much as poison oak and poison ivy do.’
    • ‘Secondly, certain weeds, such as poison ivy, can actually cause severe skin irritation.’
    • ‘Irritated summer skin is usually caused by clogged sweat ducts, a condition called prickly heat or miliaria, or by exposure to poison ivy, oak or sumac.’
    • ‘It only takes one case of poison ivy, oak or sumac to convince most people to stay away from these skin-irritating plants.’
    • ‘Apparently she was on a mission to destroy the poison ivy that, unbeknownst to me, has colonized half the property.’
    • ‘If the work really has to be undone, who will replant the poison ivy?’
    • ‘We are reminded to hydrate regularly and properly, and to beware the poison ivy that grows rampant on the farm.’
    • ‘The poison ivy was a fine crimson color as were some of the rosa rugosae leaves.’
    • ‘Along with sassafras and other bushes, the understory is often thick with vines and brambles, including catbrier, Virginia creeper, poison ivy, and raccoon grape.’
    • ‘In the northeastern foothills, on relatively dry slopes, bur oak dominates above an understory of hop hornbeam, smooth sumac, coralberry, and poison ivy.’
    • ‘Wait too long and you get into tornado season, then heat, humidity, poison ivy and oak, snakes and most especially ticks.’
    • ‘One subject in my study developed a rash after he was told that a harmless vine was poison ivy.’


poison ivy

/ˈpoizn ˈīvē/ /ˈpɔɪzn ˈaɪvi/