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Noun: prickly ash  prik-lee ash
  1. Any of a number of trees or shrubs of the genus Zanthoxylum having spiny branches
  2. Australian tree having alternate simple leaves (when young they are pinnate with prickly toothed margins) and slender axillary spikes of white flowers
    - Orites excelsa

Derived forms: prickly ashes

Type of: tree

Part of: genus Orites, genus Zanthoxylum, Orites, Zanthoxylum

Encyclopedia: Prickly ash