toothache tree


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toothache tree

n.
An aromatic, spiny North American shrub or tree (Zanthoxylum americanum) whose dried bark has medicinal uses.

toothache tree

n
(Plants) another name for prickly ash
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Noun1.toothache tree - small deciduous aromatic shrub (or tree) having spiny branches and yellowish flowers; eastern North America
genus Zanthoxylum, Zanthoxylum - deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs: prickly ash
prickly ash - any of a number of trees or shrubs of the genus Zanthoxylum having spiny branches
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Zanthoxylum clava-herculis is commonly called toothache tree since it was used by Native Americans as an anesthetic for tooth aches.
Toothache Tree (Zanthoxylum armatum): This plant species is distributed in Himalays commonly found in Swat.
It was the thorny prickly ash, also known as Hercules club, sting-a-tongue, toothache tree, wild orange, sea ash and some others.