Xan*thox"y*lum (?), n. [NL., from Gr. xanqo`s yellow + xy`lon wood.] Bot.

A genus of prickly shrubs or small trees, the bark and rots of which are of a deep yellow color; prickly ash.

⇒ The commonest species in the Northern United States is Xanthoxylum Americanum. See Prickly ash, under Prickly.

 

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