Definition of Toothache tree
1. Noun. Small deciduous aromatic shrub (or tree) having spiny branches and yellowish flowers; eastern North America.
Group relationships: Genus Zanthoxylum, Zanthoxylum
Generic synonyms: Prickly Ash
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Literary usage of Toothache tree
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1. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"The French name meant club tree, and the German name, the toothache tree. S 1. ... The three-fruited Xanthoxylum, or toothache tree. ..."
2. On Planting and Rural Ornament: A Practical Treatise by Marshall (William), Mr Marshall (1803)
"There are two SPECIES ; one of which, with due care, may b« enured to this climate : The toothache tree (so called from its bark being said to be ..."