Hercules'-club
Hercules'-club Hercules'-club, Hercules'-club Hercules'-club, Hercules-club Hercules-clubprop. n. 1. (Bot.) A densely spiny ornamental tree ({Zanthoxylum clava-herculis}) of the rue family, growing in southeast U. S. and West Indies. [WordNet sense 1]

Note: It belongs to the same genus as one of the trees ({Zanthoxylum Americanum}) called {prickly ash}.

Syn: Hercules'-clubs, Hercules-club, {Zanthoxylum clava-herculis}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. A small, prickly, deciduous clump-forming tree or shrub ({Aralia spinosa}) of eastern U.S.; also called {Angelica tree} and {prickly ash}. [WordNet sense 2]

Syn: American angelica tree, devil's walking stick, {Aralia spinosa}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

3. A variety of the common gourd ({Lagenaria vulgaris}). Its fruit sometimes exceeds five feet in length. [1913 Webster]


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