Pronunciation: (hûr'kyu-lēz-klub"), [key]
1. a prickly tree, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, of the rue family, having a medicinal bark and berries.
2. Also called angelica tree, devil's-walking-stick. a prickly shrub, of the ginseng family, Aralia spinosa, having a medicinal bark and root. Also called prickly ash.
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