devil's club


: a spiny western North American shrub (Oplopanax horridus) of the ginseng family having large lobed leaves and stems covered with dense sharp prickles

Examples of devil's club in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story tells of how devil's club resulted from the conflict, and despite its thorny reputation with Alaskans, serves to remind readers that the plant has had medicinal uses among the Tlingit for countless generations. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of devil's club was circa 1883

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“Devil's club.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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