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)

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  • 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 r …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christ's-thorn — Christ s′ thorn n. pln 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[/ex] • Etymology: 1555–65; trans.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Christ's-thorn — [krīsts′thôrn΄] n. an Old World spiny shrub (Paliurus spina christi) of the buckthorn family, supposed to have been used for Christ s crown of thorns …   English World dictionary

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

  • Christ's-thorn — dygliuotasis zizifas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šunobelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Ziziphus spina christi), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ziziphus spina christi angl. Christ s thorn; Syrian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Christ's-thorn — dygliuotoji karpažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Euphorbia milii), paplitęs Madagaskare. atitikmenys: lot. Euphorbia milii angl. Christ s plant; Christ s thorn; crown of thorns isp.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Christ's-thorn — tikrasis dyglerškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šunobelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Paliurus spina christi), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Paliurus spina christi angl. Christ s thorn… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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 — noun a thorny shrub, popularly held to have formed Christ s crown of thorns. [Ziziphus spina christi (Mediterranean region) and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Christ's thorn — /ˈkraɪsts θɔn/ (say kruysts thawn) noun any of several prickly or thorny shrubs, especially Paliurus spina christi, native to southern Europe and western Asia and supposed to have been used for Christ s crown of thorns …   Australian English dictionary

  • Christ's thorn — a) n. a thorny shrub popularly supposed to have formed Christ s crown of thorns, in particular: ● b) either of two shrubs related to the buckthorn: Paliurus spina christi (also called ) and Ziziphus spina christi (also called crown of thorns),… …   Useful english dictionary

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