Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See thorn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The hawthorn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Crataegus monogyna, a hawthorn species native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.
  • noun Bursaria spinosa, a small Australian shrub.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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

Etymologies

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white +‎ thorn

Examples

  • 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.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • I wandered beside hedges of privet and whitethorn and between banks of rosemary and borders of lavender, inhaling their warm scents.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • I wandered beside hedges of privet and whitethorn and between banks of rosemary and borders of lavender, inhaling their warm scents.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • 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.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • 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.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • The whitethorn or the brown oak are made dearer things to me.

    Joshua Kryah reads “Where She Told Her Love” by John Clare

  • 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.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • I wandered beside hedges of privet and whitethorn and between banks of rosemary and borders of lavender, inhaling their warm scents.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • The whitethorn or the brown oak are made dearer things to me.

    2008 » September

  • I wandered beside hedges of privet and whitethorn and between banks of rosemary and borders of lavender, inhaling their warm scents.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

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