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- n. Either of two thorny shrublike trees, of the genus Ziziphus, from North Africa and the Middle East; Ziziphus spina-christi is supposed to be the plant from which Christ's crown of thorns was made.
- n. The edible berry of Ziziphus lotus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the plants which is alleged to have furnished the crown of thorns, Zizyphus Spina-Christi, a bush of northern Africa and adjacent parts of Asia.