Definitions

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  • noun The hawthorn.

Etymologies

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From Latin albus ("white") + English spine (Cognate with French aubépine)

Examples

  • Many of the alb-words are of course quite rare, or only in specialized* use, in English: albata ["white metal, German silver", SOED]; albugo ["=leucoma"; note Greek leukos, white]; albaspine ["whitethorn, hawthorn"]; and albite ["Min.

    languagehat.com: ELVER AND ALBUM.

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