Definition of Christ’s–thorn
: any of several prickly or thorny shrubs (as the shrub Paliurus spina-christi or the jujube Ziziphus spina-christi)
First Known Use of Christ’s–thorn
Variants of Christ’s–thorn
or Christ–thorn \ˈkrīs(t)-\
any of several rhamnaceous plants of SW Asia, such as Paliurus spina-christi or the jujube, that have thorny stems and are popularly believed to have been used for Christ’s Crown of Thorns
Christ’s thorn (krīsts) also Christ-thorn (krīstthôrn′)
1. 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.
1. any of certain Old World thorny shrubs or small trees supposed to have been used for Christ’s crown of thorns, as the Jerusalem thorn, Paliurus spina-christi, or the jujube, Ziziphus jujube.
Antimicrobial activity of Paliurus spina-christi Mill. (Christ’s thorn)
Christ’s thorn, any of several prickly or thorny shrubs, particularly Paliurus spina-christi, of the buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae).
(Dr. Ruedi Schmid-Hollinger, Aarau (Aargau), Schweiz):
Christusdorn (Paliurus spina-christi)
Stecker: Paliurus spina-christi Mill., 1768
Namenführer : Christusdorn