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Definition 1: a mock crown made of thorn branches that Roman soldiers placed on Jesus before the Crucifixion - [noun denoting artifact]

(crown of thorns is a kind of ...) an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

Definition 2: somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for crown of thorns in the sense of this definition

(crown of thorns is a kind of ...) any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice

(... is a member of crown of thorns) type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice

Definition 3: any affliction that causes great suffering - [noun denoting state]

Samples where crown of thorns or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that is his cross to bear
  • he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns

Synonyms for crown of thorns in the sense of this definition

(crown of thorns is a kind of ...) a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

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