Hercules-club

[ hur-kyuh-leez-kluhb ]
/ ˈhɜr kyə lizˌklʌb /

noun

Also called Southern prickly ash. a prickly tree, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, of the rue family, having a medicinal bark and berries.
Also called angelica tree, devil's-walking-stick, prickly ash. a prickly shrub, of the ginseng family, Aralia spinosa, having a medicinal bark and root.

Origin of Hercules-club

First recorded in 1680–90
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