Definition of quickthorn in English:

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quickthorn

Pronunciation: /ˈkwikTHôrn/

noun

Another term for hawthorn.
Example sentences
  • This boundary is also marked for much of the way by the ancient equivalent of a barbed wire fence - a ditch and bank thrown up to restrict cattle, with a quickthorn hedge planted on top, which quite rapidly reinforces the barrier.
  • Quickthorn makes an excellent hedge with a long season of interest, or it can be grown as specimen tree, as it is very hardy and is useful in coastal or exposed positions.
  • All of our land is fenced using post and rail and most have been planted with a blend of hawthorn and quickthorn, which with time will grow into hedgerows, giving your land more privacy.

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Syllabification: quick·thorn

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