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2 definitions found
 for ((Zanthoxylum Americanum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hercules'-club \Hercules'-club\, Hercules'-club
  \Hercules'-club\, Hercules-club \Hercules-club\prop. n.
     1. (Bot.) A densely spiny ornamental tree ({Zanthoxylum
        clava-herculis) of the rue family, growing in southeast
        U. S. and West Indies. [WordNet sense 1]
     Note: It belongs to the same genus as one of the trees
           ({Zanthoxylum Americanum) called prickly ash.
     Syn: Hercules'-clubs, Hercules-club, Zanthoxylum
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
     2. A small, prickly, deciduous clump-forming tree or shrub
        ({Aralia spinosa) of eastern U.S.; also called Angelica
        tree and prickly ash. [WordNet sense 2]
     Syn: American angelica tree, devil's walking stick, Aralia
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
     3. A variety of the common gourd ({Lagenaria vulgaris). Its
        fruit sometimes exceeds five feet in length.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ash \Ash\ ([a^]sh), n. [OE. asch, esh, AS. [ae]sc; akin to OHG.
     asc, Sw. & Dan. ask, Icel. askr, D. esch, G. esche.]
     1. (Bot.) A genus of trees of the Olive family, having
        opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing
        valuable timber, as the European ash ({Fraxinus
        excelsior) and the white ash ({Fraxinus Americana}).
        [1913 Webster]
     Prickly+ash+({Zanthoxylum+Americanum">Prickly ash ({Zanthoxylum Americanum) and Poison ash
        ({Rhus venenata) are shrubs of different families,
        somewhat resembling the true ashes in their foliage.
     Mountain ash. See Roman tree, and under Mountain.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Ash is used adjectively, or as the first part of a
           compound term; as, ash bud, ash wood, ash tree, etc.
           [1913 Webster]

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