nabk

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Ziziphus spina-christi

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Borrowed from Arabic نَبْق(nabq).

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nabk (plural nabks)

  1. Either of two thorny shrublike trees, of the genus Ziziphus, from North Africa and the Middle East; Ziziphus spina-christi is supposed to be the plant from which Christ's crown of thorns was made.
    • 1870, Christian Henry Bateman (editor), The Bible class magazine (volume 10, page 61)
      Now we passed through a grove of palms, with their long bare stems and their feathery tufts lying motionless in the air; now through a forest of acacias and nabks; now along the edge of a deep canal, and then through fields of greenest corn []
  2. The edible berry of Ziziphus lotus.

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