Christ's thorn (krīsts) also Christ-thorn (krīstʹthôrn') n.
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.
2. Any of several other plants, such as the crown-of-thorns.

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Universalium. 2010.

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