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Christ's-thorn



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

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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