Hercules'-club

noun
Her·​cu·​les'-club | \ ˈhər-kyə-ˌlēz-ˌkləb \

Definition of Hercules'-club

1 : a small prickly eastern U.S. tree (Aralia spinosa) of the ginseng family with large compound leaves

called also angelica tree

2 : a small prickly southern U.S. tree (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) of the rue family

First Known Use of Hercules'-club

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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