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 for prickly ash
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prickly ash \Prickly ash\ (Bot.),
     1. A prickly shrub ({Xanthoxylum Americanum) with yellowish
        flowers appearing with the leaves; also called toothache
        tree. All parts of the plant are pungent and aromatic.
        The southern species is Xanthoxylum Carolinianum.
        --Gray.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Bot.), Hercules'-club, also called the Angelica tree.
        [PJC]

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
          clava-herculis.
          [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
          spinosa.
          [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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prickly ash
      n 1: any of a number of trees or shrubs of the genus Zanthoxylum
           having spiny branches
      2: Australian tree having alternate simple leaves (when young
         they are pinnate with prickly toothed margins) and slender
         axillary spikes of white flowers [syn: prickly ash, Orites
         excelsa]

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