prickly ash


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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.

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

prick′ly ash′


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

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.
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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It is, but there is one hillside along a logging road that is all brambles, prickly ash and raspberry bushes.
He hopes to use the herb prickly ash to halt the decline of his once brilliant mind, an idea scorned by housekeeper Mrs Munro (Laura Linney).
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During my successive visits, emboldened by the different combinations, I tried spicier soup bases such as the laksa, which had a curry and coconut profile; the Tom Yum, whose spicy broth I taught Peter's daughter to enhance with Black and White (Tom Yum Thansama) creamer; and Szechuan, which had mild hints of perfumy, prickly ash.
Traditional and historical naturopathic approaches to uterine fibroids have included castor oil packs over the liver, low-fat/low-saturated-fat/high-fiber diets, alterative herbs (Corydalis tubers, black alder bark, mayapple root, figwort flowering herb, yellow dock root); Turska's formula (gelsemium root, pokeroot, aconite, and bryonia--consult a botanical expert, as these are toxic herbs); and thuja, red root, mountain ash bark, prickly ash bark, Stillingia root, Helonias root, mayapple root, and ginger root.
This reddish-brown fruit is a berry that comes from the prickly ash tree.
In contrast to the earlier time period, the understory of three of the five sites (Helena, Ferry Bluff, Arena) is now dominated by two invasive species, the native prickly ash (Zanthyloxum americanum) and the exotic European buckthorn.
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Also, try cinnamon or ginger in your food, drinking sassafras as a tea (root beer was originally a medicinal drink), or, if you really need a kick, try prickly ash, a potent circulatory stimulant that'll make your mouth tingle.