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Definitions of crown of thorns:
- noun: a mock crown made of thorn branches that Roman soldiers placed on Jesus before the Crucifixion
- noun: somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts
- noun: any affliction that causes great suffering
Example: "He bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
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