Definition of Jerusalem thorn in English:

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Jerusalem thorn

noun

1A thorny tropical American tree of the pea family, grown as an ornamental.
  • Parkinsonia aculeata, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • Small trees resistant to cotton root rot include Jerusalem thorn, yaupon and wild olive.

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Syllabification: Je·ru·sa·lem thorn

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