Hercules-club meaning

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A spiny tree or shrub (Aralia spinosa) of the eastern United States, having bipinnately compound leaves and large panicles of small white flowers.
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A spiny shrub or tree (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) of the central and southeast United States, having pinnately compound leaves and terminal panicles of small greenish-yellow flowers.
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A small, very spiny tree (Aralia spinosa) of the ginseng family, with clusters of small, white flowers, found in the E U.S.; devil's walking stick.
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A spiny tree or shrub (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) of the rue family, native to the S U.S.; prickly ash.
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Origin of hercules-club

  • After the spiny club of Hercules

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition