whitethorn

[ hwahyt-thawrn, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌθɔrn, ˈwaɪt- /
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noun

a hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, having white flowers.

Nearby words

  1. whitening,
  2. whiteout,
  3. whiteprint,
  4. whites,
  5. whitesmith,
  6. whitethroat,
  7. whitetip shark,
  8. whitewall,
  9. whitewash,
  10. whitewater

Origin of whitethorn

1225–75; Middle English, translation of Latin alba spīna

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British Dictionary definitions for whitethorn

whitethorn

/ (ˈwaɪtˌθɔːn) /

noun

another name for hawthorn
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