variants or Christ-thorn
: any of several prickly or thorny shrubs (such as the shrub Paliurus spina-christi or the jujube Ziziphus spina-christi)

Word History

First Known Use

1553, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Christ's-thorn was in 1553

Dictionary Entries Near Christ's-thorn

Cite this Entry

“Christ's-thorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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