Xanthoxylum
Xanthoxylum Xan*thox"y*lum, n. [NL., from Gr. xanqo`s yellow + xy`lon wood.] (Bot.) A genus of prickly shrubs or small trees, the bark and rots of which are of a deep yellow color; prickly ash. [1913 Webster]

Note: The commonest species in the Northern United States is {Xanthoxylum Americanum}. See {Prickly ash}, under {Prickly}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Xanthoxylum — Yellowwood Yel low*wood , n. (Bot.) The wood of any one of several different kinds of trees; also, any one of the trees themselves. Among the trees so called are the {Cladrastis tinctoria}, an American leguminous tree; the several species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xanthoxylum — Zanthoxylum Zanthoxylum kauaense Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblättrige (Rosopsida) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Xanthoxylum — Xan|tho|xy|lum* das; s <aus nlat. xanthoxylum, zu gr. xýlon »Holz«> ostasiat. u. nordamerik. Baumgattung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • xanthoxylum — xan·thox·y·lum …   English syllables

  • xanthoxylum — I. ləm Etymology: New Latin, from xanth + xylum synonym of zanthoxylum II. variant of zanthoxylum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Xanthoxylum Americanum — Xanthoxylum Xan*thox y*lum, n. [NL., from Gr. xanqo s yellow + xy lon wood.] (Bot.) A genus of prickly shrubs or small trees, the bark and rots of which are of a deep yellow color; prickly ash. [1913 Webster] Note: The commonest species in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xanthoxylum Americanum — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xanthoxylum Carolinianum — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xanthoxylum pipertium — Xanthoxylene Xan*thox y*lene, n. [See {Xanthoxylum}.] (Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon of the terpene series extracted from the seeds of a Japanese prickly ash ({Xanthoxylum pipertium}) as an aromatic oil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xanthoxylum Caribaeum — Satinwood Sat in*wood , n. (Bot.) The hard, lemon colored, fragrant wood of an East Indian tree ({Chloroxylon Swietenia}). It takes a lustrous finish, and is used in cabinetwork. The name is also given to the wood of a species of prickly ash… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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