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(Plants) any of several rhamnaceous plants of SW Asia, such as Paliurus spina-christi or the jujube, that have thorny stems and are popularly believed to have been used for Christ's Crown of Thorns
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any of various Old World thorny shrubs or small trees supposed to have been used for Christ's crown of thorns, as the Jerusalem thorn, Paliurus spina-christi, or the jujube, Ziziphus jujuba.
[1555–65; translation of Latin spīna Chrīstī]
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|Noun||1.||Christ's-thorn - thorny Eurasian shrub with dry woody winged fruit|
|2.||Christ's-thorn - spiny tree having dark red edible fruits|
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