Christ's-thorn

noun
\ˈkrīs(ts)-ˈthȯrn \
variants: or Christ-thorn \ ˈkrīs(t)-​ \

Definition of Christ's-thorn 

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

First Known Use of Christ's-thorn

1562, in the meaning defined above

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