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- n. Crataegus monogyna, a hawthorn species native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.
- n. Bursaria spinosa, a small Australian shrub.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The hawthorn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See thorn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
The whitethorn or the brown oak are made dearer things to me.
We could climb over the low-growing hedges of lavender or box or rosemary, but every time he ducked under one of the high, clipped hedges planted in privet or briar or whitethorn, we had to go around.
I wandered beside hedges of privet and whitethorn and between banks of rosemary and borders of lavender, inhaling their warm scents.
It resembles our little boreen, down to hedgerows of flowering whitethorn and grass growing in the middle of the road.
And where the dew lies on the primrose, the violet and whitethorn leaves they are emerald and beryl, yet nothing more than the dews of the morning on the budding leaves; nay, the road grasses are covered with gold and silver beads, and the further we go the brighter they seem to shine, like solid gold and silver.
Then she looked heedfully betwixt the willow-boughs, and saw no more than before, nought but a little whitethorn brake, now white indeed with blossom, some fifty yards landward from where she stood.
While she was repelling from her heart the miserable fancies that had crowded on her at night, she all of a sudden perceived Hector by the whitethorn hedge.
I see a cottage on a hillside: behind is a garden shut in by a whitethorn hedge, and through the garden runs a brook, on the banks of which I hear the bees humming.
Then, as his senses quickened, the whole glorious colour-scale, from ashbud to whitethorn, stood revealed.
In the whitethorn the nightingale sings her sweet tale,