prickly-ash

prickly ash

noun
1.
Also called northern prickly ash, toothache tree. a citrus shrub or small tree, Zanthoxylum americanum, having aromatic leaves and usually prickly branches.
2.
Hercules-club ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1700–10, Americanism

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prickly ash
 
n
Also called: toothache tree a North American rutaceous shrub or small tree, Zanthoxylum americanum, having prickly branches, feathery aromatic leaves, and bark used as a remedy for toothache

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