- a European tree, Sorbus aria, of the rose family, having leathery leaves, showy, white flowers, and mealy, orange-red or scarlet fruit.
Origin of whitebeam
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"I will bury her beneath the whitebeam," said Antony, and he carried her thither.
Here, among the red fruit of rowan and whitebeam, the ring-ousel lingers on his southward journey.In the West Country
Francis A. Knight
A whitebeam at a little distance made a vivid conflagration of green amid the sombre boles of the pines.
As he neared the whitebeam, a gust of wind blew out his lantern, and he stood in the profound darkness of the trees.
- a N temperate rosaceous tree, Sorbus aria, having leaves with dense white hairs on the undersurface and hard timber
- any of several similar and closely related trees
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