/ (zænˈθɒksɪləm) /
Save This Word!
any rutaceous shrub or tree of the genus Zanthoxylum, of temperate and subtropical E Asia and North America: includes the prickly ash and the West Indian yellowwood (or satinwood)
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Word Origin for zanthoxylum
C19: zantho- variant of xantho- + Greek xulon wood
Words nearby zanthoxylum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
How to use zanthoxylum in a sentence
Of our native plants the prickly ash (Zanthoxylum), and the various species of sumach (Rhus), are the best known.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell