from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

  • n.

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.


Arabic (Wiktionary)



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