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zanthoxylum

noun
  1. 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)
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Word Origin

C19: zantho- variant of xantho- + Greek xulon wood
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  • 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