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  Words related to crown of thorns

Related / Similar Words: Christ thorn, Christ plant, Euphorbia milii, cross

 

Definition:
  • a mock crown made of thorn branches that Roman soldiers placed on Jesus before the Crucifixion;
  • somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts;
  • any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns";

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    Member Meronyms: Euphorbia, genus Euphorbia

     

    Derivational Morphology: thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk

     

     
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