from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, of the order Rutaceæ, type of the tribe Xanthoxyleæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of prickly shrubs or small trees, the bark and rots of which are of a deep yellow color; prickly ash.


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  • Other places that are slightly less arid support semi-desert shrub communities, comprised of wormwoods (Artemisia salsoloides, A. ordosica), beancaper (Zygophyllum xanthoxylum), and Calligonum mongolicum.

    Alashan Plateau semi-desert


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