Christ's-thorn


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Related to Christ's-thorn: Jerusalem thorn, Paliurus spina-christi

Christ's-thorn

n
(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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Christ's′-thorn`



n.
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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Noun1.Christ's-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.Christ's-thorn - spiny tree having dark red edible fruitsChrist's-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
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