Definitions

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  • noun Any of the genus Zanthoxylum of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs in the citrus or rue family.

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  • noun deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs: prickly ash

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • For instance, one formula containing ginseng, ginger, and zanthoxylum fruit was shown to relieve constipation in people with post-operative ileus (a disorder marked by post-surgery disruption of normal bowel movements).

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