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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Christ's-thorn \Christ's-thorn`\, n. (Bot.) One of several prickly or thorny shrubs found in Palestine, especially the Paliurus aculeatus, Zizyphus Spina-Christi, and Zizyphus vulgaris. The last bears the fruit called jujube, and may be considered to have been the most readily obtainable for the Crown of Thorns. [1913 Webster]