camel thorn

noun
variants: less commonly

camel's thorn

Definition of camel thorn

  1. 1a :  a low spiny shrub (Alhagi camelorum) of the Arabian desert that yields manna b :  a related shrub (A. maurorum)

  2. 2 :  an East Indian spiny shrub (Zizyphus nummularius) used as fodder for sheep and goats

  3. 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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