Her·​cu·​les'-club ˈhər-kyə-ˌlēz-ˌkləb How to pronounce Hercules'-club (audio)
: a small prickly eastern U.S. tree (Aralia spinosa) of the ginseng family with large compound leaves

called also angelica tree

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

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hercules'-club was in 1847

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“Hercules'-club.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hercules%27-club. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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