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Jerusalem thorn,name for various plants, particularly the Christ's-thornChrist's-thorn,
name for several Old World plants popularly said to have composed the crown of thorns. It is applied most often to two members of the family Rhamnaceae (buckthorn family): (1) the Jerusalem thorn (Paliurus spina-christi
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