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poison ivy

noun [C or U] uk   us  
a North American plant that causes your skin to itch and turn red if you touch its leaves
Translations of “poison ivy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 野葛,氣根毒藤…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毒漆,气根毒藤…
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