Christ's-thorn Christ's-thorn`, n. (Bot.) One of several prickly or thorny shrubs found in Palestine, especially the {Paliurus aculeatus}, {Zizyphus Spina-Christi}, and {Zizyphus vulgaris}. The last bears the fruit called {jujube}, and may be considered to have been the most readily obtainable for the Crown of Thorns. [1913 Webster]

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  • Christ's-thorn — /kruysts thawrn /, n. any of certain 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; trans. of L spina… …   Universalium

  • Christ's-thorn — or Christ thorn noun Date: 1562 any of several prickly or thorny shrubs (as the shrub Paliurus spina christi or the jujube Ziziphus spina christi) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Christ'sthorn — Christ s thorn (krīsts) also Christ thorn (krīstʹthôrn ) n. 1. Either of two similar and related Old World spiny shrubs (Ziziphus spina christi or Paliurus spina christi) popularly believed to have been used for Jesus s crown of thorns. 2. Any of …   Universalium

  • Christ Plant — may refer to: Euphorbia milii (Euphorbiaceae), the Crown of thorns or Christ Plant, or Paliurus spina christi (Rhamnaceae), the Crown of thorns, Christ s Thorn or Jerusalem Thorn This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same… …   Wikipedia

  • Christ-thorn — noun see Christ s thorn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Buckler thorn — Buckler Buc kler, n. [OE. bocler, OF. bocler, F. bouclier, a shield with a boss, from OF. bocle, boucle, boss. See {Buckle}, n.] 1. A kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, worn on one of the arms (usually the left) for protecting the front …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jerusalem thorn — 1. See under Christ s thorn. 2. a spiny tropical American tree, Parkinsonia aculeata, of the legume family, having long clusters of large yellow flowers. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

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