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Zanthoxylum clava-herculis L Hercules club
2012-06-14 07:29:05

Symbol: ZACL Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ZAMA3 Zanthoxylum macrophyllum Nutt. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

Hercules Club Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
2009-06-17 12:23:44

Hercules' Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), also known as Pepperwood, Southern Prickly Ash, and other common names, is a species of shrub native to the southeastern United States. This tree is also called Z. macrophyllum. It is commonly nicknamed "toothache tree" or "tingle tongue" because of the numbness to the mouth, teeth and tongue it induces when the leaves or bark is chewed on. The...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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