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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 of Jerusalem thorn
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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