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C AmericanumSaxifrage Sax"i*frage (?; 48), n. [L. saxifraga, from
saxifragus stone-breaking; saxum rock + frangere to break:
cf. F. saxifrage. See Fracture, and cf. Sassafras,
Any plant of the genus Saxifraga, mostly perennial herbs
growing in crevices of rocks in mountainous regions.
Burnet saxifrage, a European umbelliferous plant
Golden saxifrage, a low half-succulent herb
(Chrysosplenium oppositifolium) growing in rivulets in
Europe; also, C. Americanum, common in the United
States. See also under Golden.
Meadow saxifrage, or Pepper saxifrage. See under
Meadow. Xanthoxylum AmericanumXanthoxylum 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.
Note: The commonest species in the Northern United States is
Xanthoxylum Americanum. See Prickly ash, under
Prickly. Xanthoxylum AmericanumPrickly Prick"ly, a.
Full of sharp points or prickles; armed or covered with
prickles; as, a prickly shrub.
Prickly ash (Bot.), a prickly shrub (Xanthoxylum
Americanum) with yellowish flowers appearing with the
leaves. All parts of the plant are pungent and aromatic.
The southern species is X. Carolinianum. --Gray.
Prickly heat (Med.), a noncontagious cutaneous eruption of
red pimples, attended with intense itching and tingling of
the parts affected. It is due to inflammation of the sweat
glands, and is often brought on by overheating the skin in
Prickly pear (Bot.), a name given to several plants of the
cactaceous genus Opuntia, American plants consisting of
fleshy, leafless, usually flattened, and often prickly
joints inserted upon each other. The sessile flowers have
many petals and numerous stamens. The edible fruit is a
large pear-shaped berry containing many flattish seeds.
The common species of the Northern Atlantic States is
Opuntia vulgaris. In the South and West are many others,
and in tropical America more than a hundred more. O.
vulgaris, O. Ficus-Indica, and O. Tuna are abundantly
introduced in the Mediterranean region, and O. Dillenii
has become common in India.
Prickly pole (Bot.), a West Indian palm (Bactris
Plumierana), the slender trunk of which bears many rings
of long black prickles.
Prickly withe (Bot.), a West Indian cactaceous plant
(Cereus triangularis) having prickly, slender, climbing,
Prickly rat (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of South
American burrowing rodents belonging to Ctenomys and
allied genera. The hair is usually intermingled with sharp
spines. Zanthoxylum AmericanumAsh Ash ([a^]sh), n. [OE. asch, esh, AS. [ae]sc; akin to OHG.
asc, Sw. & Dan. ask, Icel. askr, D. esch, G. esche.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of trees of the Olive family, having
opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing
valuable timber, as the European ash (Fraxinus
excelsior) and the white ash (F. Americana).
Prickly ash (Zanthoxylum Americanum) and Poison ash
(Rhus venenata) are shrubs of different families,
somewhat resembling the true ashes in their foliage.
Mountain ash. See Roman tree, and under Mountain.
2. The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.
Note: Ash is used adjectively, or as the first part of a
compound term; as, ash bud, ash wood, ash tree, etc.
Meaning of Americanum from wikipedia
- Amblyomma americanum
, also known
as the lone star tick, the northeastern water
tick, or the turkey
tick, or the ‘’Cricker Tick’’, is a type of tick indigenous...
- Pleistocene. It is best known
for the elephant-sized type species
, sometimes called
the giant ground
sloth, or the megathere, native
mastodon, Mammut americanum
americ**** – americana
amphi- G ἀμφί (amphí) of all kinds, on all sides
elephants, but probably
with greater emphasis
on browsing. M. americanum
, the American
mastodon, and M. pacificus, the Pacific
mastodon, are the...
- Solanum americanum
, commonly known
as American black
nightshade, small-flowered nightshade
or glossy nightshade
is a herbaceous flowering plant
- Zanthoxylum americanum
, the common
pricklyash, common prickly
ash or northern
prickly-ash (also sometimes called toothache
- Hericium americanum
, commonly known
as the bear's head tooth
fungus, is an edible mushroom
in the tooth fungus
group. It was described
as new to science...
- Crinum americanum
is an aquatic angiosperm native
to North America
Carolina, as well as Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica
and the Cayman
- Erythronium americanum
, the trout
lily, yellow trout
lily, or yellow dogtooth
violet, is a species
of perennial, colony
forming, spring ephemeral
- Ribes americanum
is a North American species
of flowering plant
in the gooseberry family known
as wild black
currant, American black
currant, and eastern...
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