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  • n. A species of flower-bearing hawthorn with edible berries, taxonomic name Crataegus monogyna.


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  • A year later they had stood once more under that hawthorn tree, and again he had shaken the mayblossom down on her, but this time he had laughed.

    The Judge

  • As white as mayblossom she was, and beauty went forth from her like fragrance from the shaken bough.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • They never smells the vi'lets nor the mayblossom -- they on'y gits their own petrol stench wi 'the flavour o' the dust mixed in.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • As he moved almost on tip-toe through Mary's garden, now all fragrant with golden wall-flowers, lilac, and mayblossom, he paused a moment, -- looking up at the picturesque gabled eaves and latticed windows.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • They might have found out if the mayblossom-scented breeze hadn’t carried to their ears the rattle of wooden wheels on cobblestone.

    One Night Of Scandal


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