Definitions for jerusalem thorn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a spiny tropical American tree, Parkinsonia aculeata, of the legume family.
Origin of Jerusalem thorn:
Christ's-thorn, Jerusalem thorn, Paliurus spina-christi(noun)
thorny Eurasian shrub with dry woody winged fruit
jujube, jujube bush, Christ's-thorn, Jerusalem thorn, Ziziphus jujuba(noun)
spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
Jerusalem thorn, horsebean, Parkinsonia aculeata(noun)
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
catechu, Jerusalem thorn, Acacia catechu(noun)
East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
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