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whitethorn

[hwahyt-thawrn, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌθɔrn, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, having white flowers.
Origin of whitethorn
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English, translation of Latin alba spīna
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  • At this moment a man's face rose above the whitethorn hedge.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "He lives at No. 41 whitethorn Gardens," said the police officer.

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • At the bottom of the packet was a faded sprig of whitethorn.

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • Tom and Dr. whitethorn carried the injured boy into the library.

  • When they reached 41 whitethorn Gardens, she opened the gate, and walked up to the house rapidly.

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • When she reached the end of whitethorn Gardens she turned to the right along the sea front.

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • An hour before I had broken into his rooms at 41 whitethorn Gardens, for the purpose of making sure about him.

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • Saddle the wild filly—meet me under the whitethorn bush at the end of the lawn, and we'll both leave him for ever.

    The Ned M'Keown Stories William Carleton
  • whitethorn abloom in May, sedges asway, and scented rushes rustling in an inland wind recall the sea to me—I can't say why.

    The Mystery of Choice Robert William Chambers
  • But we must not be too far led away by the legendary lore, much less the poetry connected with the whitethorn.

British Dictionary definitions for whitethorn

whitethorn

/ˈwaɪtˌθɔːn/
noun
1.
another name for hawthorn
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