Christ's-thorn

noun
\ ˈkrīs(ts)-ˈthȯrn How to pronounce Christ's-thorn (audio) \
variants: or Christ-thorn \ ˈkrīs(t)-​ˈthȯrn How to pronounce Christ-thorn (audio) \

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

1553, in the meaning defined above

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“Christ's-thorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christ%27s-thorn. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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