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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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hercules' Club — may refer to: *Hercules Club (amulet), a Roman and Migration era artefact type.Plants * Aralia spinosa (also called angelica tree , devil s walking stick , prickly ash ) * Zanthoxylum clava herculis (also called pepperwood , Southern prickly ash… …   Wikipedia

  • Hercules'-club — ☆ Hercules club [hʉr′kyə lēz΄klub΄ ] n. 〚in allusion to the club borne by Hercules〛 1. a small, very spiny tree (Aralia spinosa) of the ginseng family, with clusters of small, white flowers, found in the E U.S.; devil s walking stick 2. a spiny… …   Universalium

  • Hercules'-club — ☆ Hercules club [hʉr′kyə lēz΄klub΄ ] n. [in allusion to the club borne by Hercules] 1. a small, very spiny tree (Aralia spinosa) of the ginseng family, with clusters of small, white flowers, found in the E U.S.; devil s walking stick 2. a spiny… …   English World dictionary

  • Hercules' club — noun 1. A stick of great size and weight 2. A West Indian tree (genus Xanthoxylum) 3. A kind of gourd 4. A species of Aralia • • • Main Entry: ↑Herculean …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hercules'-club — noun 1. densely spiny ornamental of southeastern United States and West Indies • Syn: ↑Hercules clubs, ↑Hercules club, ↑Zanthoxylum clava herculis • Hypernyms: ↑prickly ash • Member Holonyms: ↑Zanthoxylum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hercules-club — noun densely spiny ornamental of southeastern United States and West Indies • Syn: ↑Hercules club, ↑Hercules clubs, ↑Zanthoxylum clava herculis • Hypernyms: ↑prickly ash • Member Holonyms: ↑Zanthoxylum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hercules' club — Angelica An*gel i*ca, n. [NL. See {Angelic}.] (Bot.) 1. An aromatic umbelliferous plant ({Archangelica officinalis} or {Angelica archangelica}) the leaf stalks of which are sometimes candied and used in confectionery, and the roots and seeds as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hercules'-club — dygioji aralija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aralijinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Aralia spinosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Aralia spinosa angl. American angelica tree; devil s walking stick; Hercules club; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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