jerusalem-thorn

Jerusalem thorn

noun
1.
See under Christ's-thorn.
2.
a spiny tropical American tree, Parkinsonia aculeata, of the legume family, having long clusters of large yellow flowers.

Origin:
1865–70

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jerusalem thorn

noun
1. thorny Eurasian shrub with dry woody winged fruit [syn: Christ's-thorn
2. spiny tree having dark red edible fruits [syn: jujube
3. large shrub or shrubby tree having sharp spines and pinnate leaves with small deciduous leaflets and sweet-scented racemose yellow-orange flowers; grown as ornamentals or hedging or emergency food for livestock; tropical America but naturalized in southern United States 
4. East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu [syn: catechu
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