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Christ's–thorn

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noun \ˈkrīs(ts)-ˈthȯrn\

Definition of Christ's–thorn

  1. :  any of several prickly or thorny shrubs (as the shrub Paliurus spina-christi or the jujube Ziziphus spina-christi)



1562

First Known Use of christ's–thorn

1562

Variants of christ's–thorn

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Christ–thorn

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