Meaning of Christ's-thorn

Christ's-thorn

Pronunciation: (krīsts'thôrn"), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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