crown of thorns

Primary Meanings of crown of thorns

1.
n
a mock crown made of thorn branches that Roman soldiers placed on Jesus before the Crucifixion
2.
n
somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts
Full Definitions of crown of thorns
1

n a mock crown made of thorn branches that Roman soldiers placed on Jesus before the Crucifixion

Type of:
crown
a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory

n any affliction that causes great suffering

“he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns
Synonyms:
cross
Type of:
affliction
a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
2

n somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts

Synonyms:
Christ plant, Christ thorn, Euphorbia milii
Type of:
spurge
any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice

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