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A thorny shrub popularly supposed to have formed Christ's crown of thorns, in particular.
- ‘In some areas overseas, Christ's thorn has formed dense thickets and is considered to be a serious pest.’
- ‘In the first stretch you will observe the typical shrubs of the western sides of the Reserve: sweetgum, Christ's thorn, Spanish broom, juniper, phyllirea.’
- ‘The site is dotted with rubble, Christ's thorn, and a few palm and olive trees.’
- ‘It is called kerenda in Malaya, karaunda in Malaya and India; Bengal currant or Christ's thorn in South India; nam phrom, or namdaeng in Thailand; caramba, caranda, caraunda and perunkila in the Philippines.’
- ‘In addition to grains and small grasses, Weiss and his colleagues say Ohalo's early residents ate Mount Tabor acorns, almonds, pistachios, wild olives, along with fruits and berries that included Christ's thorn, raspberry, wild fig and wild grape.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.