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2 definitions found
 for Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
      n 1: densely spiny ornamental of southeastern United States and
           West Indies [syn: Hercules'-club, Hercules'-clubs,
           Hercules-club, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis]

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