angelica tree

angelica tree

noun
1.
Hercules-club ( def 2 ).
2.
prickly ash ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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angelica tree

(species Aralia spinosa), prickly-stemmed shrub or tree, of the ginseng family (Araliaceae), that can reach a height of 15 m (about 50 feet). Its leaves are large, with leaflets arranged feather-fashion and often prickly. The angelica tree is native to low-lying areas from Delaware to Indiana, south to Florida, and as far west as Texas.

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