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prickly ash

n.
1. Any of various deciduous or evergreen thorny shrubs or trees of the genus Zanthoxylum, having aromatic bark and alternate, usually pinnate leaves, and including the toothache tree.
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prickly ash

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


n.
a prickly shrub or small tree, Zanthoxylum americanum, of the citrus family, having aromatic leaves.
[1700–10, Amer.]
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Prickly Ash

Also see Hercules-Club tree. Another species, more like a shrub, is also called prickly ash. This species has pinnate leaves, and flowers and berries in small clusters along the sides of the branches instead of in large clusters at the end of the branches.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Prickly Ash - any of a number of trees or shrubs of the genus Zanthoxylum having spiny branchesprickly ash - any of a number of trees or shrubs of the genus Zanthoxylum having spiny branches
genus Zanthoxylum, Zanthoxylum - deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs: prickly ash
sea ash, toothache tree, Zanthoxylum americanum, Zanthoxylum fraxineum - small deciduous aromatic shrub (or tree) having spiny branches and yellowish flowers; eastern North America
Hercules'-club, Hercules-club, Hercules'-clubs, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis - densely spiny ornamental of southeastern United States and West Indies
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.prickly ash - Australian tree having alternate simple leaves (when young they are pinnate with prickly toothed margins) and slender axillary spikes of white flowers
genus Orites, Orites - small genus of Australian shrubs or trees
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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