camel thorn

noun
variants: or less commonly camel's thorn

Definition of camel thorn

1 a :a low spiny shrub (Alhagi camelorum) of the Arabian desert that yields manna
b :a related shrub (A. maurorum)
2 :an East Indian spiny shrub (Zizyphus nummularius) used as fodder for sheep and goats
3 :any of several southern African acacias; especially :a browse plant (Acacia giraffae) of the veld

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Origin and Etymology of camel thorn

so called from the use of its seed as feed for camels


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