prickly ash

Definitions of prickly ash
  1. noun
    any of a number of trees or shrubs of the genus Zanthoxylum having spiny branches
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    types:
    Zanthoxylum americanum, Zanthoxylum fraxineum, sea ash, toothache tree
    small deciduous aromatic shrub (or tree) having spiny branches and yellowish flowers; eastern North America
    Hercules'-club, Hercules'-clubs, Hercules-club, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
    densely spiny ornamental of southeastern United States and West Indies
    type of:
    tree
    a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  2. noun
    Australian tree having alternate simple leaves (when young they are pinnate with prickly toothed margins) and slender axillary spikes of white flowers
    synonyms: Orites excelsa
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    type of:
    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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