Christ thorn

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Related to Christ thorn: Paliurus spina-christi, Euphorbia milii
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Noun1.Christ thorn - somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts
Euphorbia, genus Euphorbia - type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
spurge - any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice
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They are tomatoes, berries and the Christ Thorn's (kinar) fruit festivals with the whole market on the day directed towards the theme, whether the produce sold or food prepared.
The prickly leaves of holly represent his crown of thorns - in Scandinavia, it is called the Christ Thorn.
Michael Evanari, Professor of Botany at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has opined that the Syrian Christ Thorn, which was available in Jerusalem, was the plant most likely to be used for the crown of thorns.

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