devil's club

noun

Definition of 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

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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, "‘Baby Raven Reads’ series of Alaska children’s books are a treasure worth sharing," 28 Apr. 2018

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circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

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