sumac means: Middle East spice is made from grated skin of dark berries. It has a mildly acidic and astringent taste. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does sumac mean?
- One of many shrubs and small trees from the same genera Rhus And Toxicodendron, Having compound leaves with clusters of small, greenish flowers and often red-colored, hairy fruits. The genus includes a variety of species. Toxicodendron, Such as poison sumac have toxic sap. (in Merlin Dictionary)
- This powder is made of the dried fruits from an Eurasian sumac. It’s a tart and dark reddish brown color. (Rhus coriaria), Used in Middle Eastern cooking as seasoning. (in Merlin Dictionary)