from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two similar and related Old World spiny shrubs (Ziziphus spina-christi or Paliurus spina-christi) popularly believed to have been used for Jesus's crown of thorns.
- n. Any of several other plants, such as the crown-of-thorns.
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