Jerusalem thorn


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Jerusalem thorn

n.
A spiny tropical American tree (Parkinsonia aculeata) in the pea family, having yellow flowers and bipinnately compound leaves and widely cultivated as an ornamental.

Jeru′salem thorn′


n.
1. a Christ's-thorn.
2. a spiny tropical American tree, Parkinsonia aculeata, of the legume family.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.Jerusalem thorn - thorny Eurasian shrub with dry woody winged fruit
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
genus Paliurus, Paliurus - thorny Eurasian shrubs
2.Jerusalem thorn - spiny tree having dark red edible fruitsJerusalem thorn - spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
Chinese date, Chinese jujube, jujube - dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
genus Ziziphus, Ziziphus - spiny chiefly tropical American and Asiatic shrubs: jujubes
3.Jerusalem thorn - large shrub or shrubby tree having sharp spines and pinnate leaves with small deciduous leaflets and sweet-scented racemose yellow-orange flowersJerusalem thorn - large shrub or shrubby tree having sharp spines and pinnate leaves with small deciduous leaflets and sweet-scented racemose yellow-orange flowers; grown as ornamentals or hedging or emergency food for livestock; tropical America but naturalized in southern United States
genus Parkinsonia, Parkinsonia - small genus of spiny shrubs or small trees
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
4.Jerusalem thorn - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat podsJerusalem thorn - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
black catechu, catechu - extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally