Christ-thorn
noun see Christ's-thorn

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  • Christ thorn — noun somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts • Syn: ↑crown of thorns, ↑Christ plant, ↑Euphorbia milii • Hypernyms: ↑spurge • Member Holonyms: ↑Euphorbia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Syrian Christ-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'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'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 — 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 plant — noun somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts • Syn: ↑crown of thorns, ↑Christ thorn, ↑Euphorbia milii • Hypernyms: ↑spurge • Member Holonyms: ↑Euphorbia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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

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