1. [syn: Venetian sumac, wig tree, Cotinus coggygria]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wig \Wig\, n. [Abbreviation from periwig.]
1. A covering for the head, consisting of hair interwoven or
united by a kind of network, either in imitation of the
natural growth, or in abundant and flowing curls, worn to
supply a deficiency of natural hair, or for ornament, or
according to traditional usage, as a part of an official
or professional dress, the latter especially in England by
judges and barristers.
2. An old seal; -- so called by fishermen.
Wig tree. (Bot.) See Smoke tree, under Smoke.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: Old World shrub having large plumes of yellowish feathery
flowers resembling puffs of smoke [syn: Venetian sumac,
wig tree, Cotinus coggygria]