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crown of thorns

Definitions

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  • noun a mock crown made of thorn branches that Roman soldiers placed on Jesus before the Crucifixion
  • noun somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts
  • noun any affliction that causes great suffering

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  • The Crown of Thorns Plant (Euphorbia Milii) is a woody, spiny, climbing succulent shrub with shoots reaching a height of 6 feet. It has small vermillion colored flowers.

    January 23, 2008

  • Also a starfish, nasty feral marine animal problem in Australia.

    October 11, 2008