Washington thorn


noun

a dense tree, Crataegus phaenopyrum, of the rose family, native to the eastern coast of the U.S., having triangular leaves, small clusters of white flowers, and clusters of bright red fruit.

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Origin of Washington thorn

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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