Jerusalem thorn
Jerusalem Je*ru"sa*lem (j[-e]*r[udd]"s[.a]*l[e^]m), n. [Gr. 'Ieroysalh`m, fr. Heb. Y[e^]r[=u]sh[=a]laim.] The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ. [1913 Webster]

{Jerusalem artichoke} [Perh. a corrupt. of It. girasole i.e., sunflower, or turnsole. See {Gyre}, {Solar}.] (Bot.) (a) An American plant, a perennial species of sunflower ({Helianthus tuberosus}), whose tubers are sometimes used as food. (b) One of the tubers themselves.

{Jerusalem cherry} (Bot.), the popular name of either of two species of {Solanum} ({Solanum Pseudo-capsicum} and {Solanum capsicastrum}), cultivated as ornamental house plants. They bear bright red berries of about the size of cherries.

{Jerusalem oak} (Bot.), an aromatic goosefoot ({Chenopodium Botrys}), common about houses and along roadsides.

{Jerusalem sage} (Bot.), a perennial herb of the Mint family ({Phlomis tuberosa}).

{Jerusalem thorn} (Bot.), a spiny, leguminous tree ({Parkinsonia aculeata}), widely dispersed in warm countries, and used for hedges.

{The New Jerusalem}, Heaven; the Celestial City. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Jerusalem thorn — n. 1. a leguminous, tropical American tree (Parkinsonia aculeata) having compound leaves and yellow, fragrant flowers: used for hedges 2. CHRIST S THORN …   English World dictionary

  • Jerusalem Thorn — may refer to: Shrubs: Paliurus spina christi, native to Eastern Hemisphere Parkinsonia aculeata, native to Western Hemisphere This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Jerusalem-thorn — dygliuotoji parkinsonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, medingas augalas (Parkinsonia aculeata), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Parkinsonia aculeata angl. Barbados… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Jerusalem thorn — Jeru′salem thorn′ n. 1) pln a Christ s thorn 2) pln a spiny tropical American tree, Parkinsonia aculeata, of the legume family • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Jerusalem thorn — noun 1. thorny Eurasian shrub with dry woody winged fruit • Syn: ↑Christ s thorn, ↑Paliurus spina christi • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Paliurus, ↑ge …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Jerusalem thorn — noun Date: 1866 a widely cultivated tropical American spiny shrub or small tree (Parkinsonia aculeata) of the legume family with pinnate leaves and showy racemose yellow flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jerusalem — Je*ru sa*lem (j[ e]*r[udd] s[.a]*l[e^]m), n. [Gr. Ieroysalh m, fr. Heb. Y[e^]r[=u]sh[=a]laim.] The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jerusalem artichoke — Jerusalem Je*ru sa*lem (j[ e]*r[udd] s[.a]*l[e^]m), n. [Gr. Ieroysalh m, fr. Heb. Y[e^]r[=u]sh[=a]laim.] The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jerusalem cherry — Jerusalem Je*ru sa*lem (j[ e]*r[udd] s[.a]*l[e^]m), n. [Gr. Ieroysalh m, fr. Heb. Y[e^]r[=u]sh[=a]laim.] The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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