may tree


noun British.

the hawthorn. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for may tree

Historical Examples of may tree

  • The may-tree was nearly at the end of the garden, down by the shrubbery.

  • Then the riders race to the May-tree, which has been set up a little way off.

    The Sacred Tree

    J. H. Philpot

  • When he got too excited, she scrambled up a may-tree, and sat licking herself in placid triumph, while the terriers barked below.

    Our Bessie

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • Here and there in the wide sweep of tall growing things stood a tree—a may-tree shining like silver, a laburnum like fine gold.

  • In many an old German village there stood a tree, often a May-tree, which the villagers guarded as the apple of their eye.

    The Sacred Tree

    J. H. Philpot

British Dictionary definitions for may tree

may tree


a Brit name for hawthorn
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