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crucifixion thorn

noun
1.
one of several leafless, very thorny shrubs or small trees of the southwestern desert areas of North America.
Also called corona de Jesus.
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either of two nearly leafless, very spiny shrubs or small trees of the southwestern North American deserts.

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