- 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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018