Christ's-thorn

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


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