Definition of Paliurus
1. Noun. Thorny Eurasian shrubs.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Buckthorn Family, Family Rhamnaceae, Rhamnaceae
Member holonyms: Christ's-thorn, Jerusalem Thorn, Paliurus Spina-christi
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paliurus
Literary usage of Paliurus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1817)
"Illustr. 1. 210. Paliurus Spina Christi. Mill. Diet. Paliurus australis. ... Rhamnus, Zizyphus, Paliurus, and Alaternus, were considered by TOURNEFORT as ..."
2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1855)
"... places before the lotus its paliurus,77 which is more like a shrub in character, and bears a fruit of a redder colour. This fruit contains a nut, ..."
3. Georgical Essays by Alexander Hunter (1803)
"On the Paliurus, or Chrisfs Thorn *. The Paliurus is supposed to be the plant that composed the crown that was placed upon the head of Christ at his ..."
4. Plants of the Holy Land: With Their Fruits and Flowers, Beautifully by Henry Stafford Osborn (1861)
"The Ziziphus or jujube-bush is found in the same places, and with the paliurus among the Lebanon shrubs. Its branches are armed with unequal thorns opposite ..."
5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"(4) Heb. shamir (Is., v, 6; ix, 18; x, 17; xxxii, 13), the flexible Paliurus aculeatus, Lam., Arab, samur, the supposed material of Christ's crown of thorns ..."
6. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1910)
"... to the two alread; mentioned is Paliurus spina-christi. This is a bush 10 to 13 fee high. It does not extend so far south as the two preceding species ..."