Definition of Aralia spinosa

1. Noun. Small deciduous clump-forming tree or shrub of eastern United States.

Exact synonyms: American Angelica Tree, Devil's Walking Stick, Hercules'-club
Group relationships: Genus Aralia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aralia Spinosa

Aragonese
Araguaia
Araguaia River
Araguaya
Araguaya River
Aragvi
Arakanese
Araki
Araks
Aral Sea
Arales
Aralia elata
Aralia hispida
Aralia nudicaulis
Aralia racemosa
Aralia spinosa
Aralia stipulata
Araliaceae
Aram
Aram Ilich Khachaturian
Aram Kachaturian
Aram Khachaturian
Aramaean
Aramaeans
Aramaic
Aramaic script
Aramaism
Aramaisms
Aramanik
Aramean

Literary usage of Aralia spinosa

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"aralia spinosa L. Sp. Pl. 273. 1753. A shrub or tree, reaching a maximum height of about 40° and trunk diameter of 12' but usually much smaller. ..."

2. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"aralia spinosa.—PRICKLY ELDER. The bark of the aralia spinosa, Linné. Nat. ... The aralia spinosa is a small tree, with an unsymmetric, naked stem, ..."

3. Forest Flora of Japan: Notes on the Forest Flora of Japan by Charles Sprague. Sargent (1894)
"The second Japanese Aralia only differs from our American aralia spinosa in its ... aralia spinosa, var. elata, is a common tree in Yezo and in all the low ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1870)
"As in aralia spinosa, the male flowers do not open until some time after the female ones; and not before some of the latter, impatient of delay, ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"... who believed that all leaves grew near their apices, studied particularly the leaf development in aralia spinosa L. which is of the ..."

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