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/ (zænˈθɒksɪləm) /


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)

Nearby words

zanesville, zangwill, zangwill, israel, zantac, zante, zanthoxylum, zanu, zanu pf, zanuck, zanuck, darryl francis, zany

Word Origin for zanthoxylum

C19: zantho- variant of xantho- + Greek xulon wood
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Examples from the Web for zanthoxylum

  • 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