Definition of camel thorn in English:

camel thorn

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noun

  • Either of two spiny leguminous shrubs occurring in arid country.
    • Alhagi camelorum (of the Middle East) and Acacia giraffae (of southern Africa), family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • One afternoon, I spotted a starving old lioness lying in the sparse shade of a camel thorn tree near the water hole.
    • Well-established camel thorn trees are of the most drought resistant trees we have.
    • A cape cobra thrusts its yellow head out of a nest in a camel thorn tree, its jaws clenched around two screaming chicks.

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