Poison sumac. (Bot.) See under Poison.

(Su*ma"tran) a. Of or pertaining to Sumatra or its inhabitants.n. A native of Sumatra.

(Sum"bul) n. [Pers.] The musky root of an Asiatic umbelliferous plant, Ferula Sumbul. It is used in medicine as a stimulant. [Written also sumbal.] - - Sum*bul"ic, a.

(Sum"less) a. Not to be summed up or computed; so great that the amount can not be ascertained; incalculable; inestimable. "Sumless treasure." Pope.

(Sum"ma*ri*ly) adv. In a summary manner.

(Sum"ma*rist) n. One who summarized.

(Sum"ma*rize) v. t. To comprise in, or reduce to, a summary; to present briefly. Chambers.

(Sum"ma*ry) a. [Cf. F. sommaire. See Sum.]

1. Formed into a sum; summed up; reduced into a narrow compass, or into few words; short; brief; concise; compendious; as, a summary statement of facts.

2. Hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance.

Syn. — Short; brief; concise; compendious; succinct.

(Sum"ma*ry), n.; pl. Summaries [F. sommaire, or L. summarium. See Summary, a.] A general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account.

(Sum*ma"tion) n. [Cf. F. sommation. See Sum, v. t.] The act of summing, or forming a sum, or total amount; also, an aggregate.

Of this series no summation is possible to a finite intellect.
De Quincey.

(Sum"mer) n. [From Sum, v.] One who sums; one who casts up an account.

(Sum"mer), n. [F. sommier a rafter, the same word as sommier a beast of burden. See Sumpter.] (Arch.) A large stone or beam placed horizontally on columns, piers, posts, or the like, serving for various uses. Specifically: (a) The lintel of a door or window. (b) The commencement of a cross vault. (c) A central floor timber, as a girder, or a piece reaching from a wall to a girder. Called also summertree.

(Sum"mer), n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sama year. &radic292.] The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any region; the warmest period of the year.

Sumac to Sunbonnet

(Su"mac, Su"mach) n. [F. sumac, formerly sumach fr. Ar. summaq.] [Written also shumac.]

1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Rhus, shrubs or small trees with usually compound leaves and clusters of small flowers. Some of the species are used in tanning, some in dyeing, and some in medicine. One, the Japanese Rhus vernicifera, yields the celebrated Japan varnish, or lacquer.

2. The powdered leaves, peduncles, and young branches of certain species of the sumac plant, used in tanning and dyeing.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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