Jerusalem thorn

noun

Definition of Jerusalem thorn

: a widely cultivated tropical American spiny shrub or small tree (Parkinsonia aculeata) of the legume family with pinnate leaves and showy racemose yellow flowers

First Known Use of Jerusalem thorn

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Jerusalem thorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jerusalem%20thorn. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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