devil's club


noun

a spiny shrub, Oplopanax horridus, of northwestern North America, having broad palmate leaves, greenish flowers, and clusters of bright red berries.

Nearby words

  1. devil take the hindmost, the,
  2. devil to pay, the,
  3. devil tree,
  4. devil's advocate,
  5. devil's bit,
  6. devil's coach-horse,
  7. devil's darning needle,
  8. devil's dung,
  9. devil's food cake,
  10. devil's grip

Origin of devil's club

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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