Jerusalem thorn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jerusalem thorn East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
    • n Jerusalem thorn 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
    • n Jerusalem thorn spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
    • n Jerusalem thorn thorny Eurasian shrub with dry woody winged fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jerusalem thorn (Bot) a spiny, leguminous tree (Parkinsonia aculeata), widely dispersed in warm countries, and used for hedges.
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Contributed by Scott Thorne, Castle Perilous, Carbondale, Ill. Jerusalem: Power Politics in the Holy City is one of the Fall 2010 releases from ElfinWerks Games.
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