- a hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, having white flowers.
Origin of whitethorn
1225–75; Middle English, translation of Latin alba spīna
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Examples from the Web for whitethorn
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.
At the bottom of the packet was a faded sprig of whitethorn.The Passionate Elopement
Tom and Dr. Whitethorn carried the injured boy into the library.Dorothy Dale's Queer Holidays
When they reached 41 Whitethorn Gardens, she opened the gate, and walked up to the house rapidly.
- another name for hawthorn
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