from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A densely spiny ornamental tree (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) of the rue family, growing in southeast U. S. and West Indies.
- proper n. A small, prickly, deciduous clump-forming tree or shrub (Aralia spinosa) of eastern U.S.; also called Angelica tree and prickly ash.
- proper n. A variety of the common gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris). Its fruit sometimes exceeds five feet in length.
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