Definition of boxthorn in English:

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A thorny shrub of warm-temperate regions, which bears red berries. Some kinds are used for hedging.
Example sentences
  • We stopped by the thick boxthorn and Mum and Dad said, ‘We'll have lunch and then we'll go to the beach’.
  • Back then farmers were worried that the hedgecutters might destroy their hedges and often asked for guarantees that the boxthorn was going to survive the ordeal.
  • The driver's area is surrounded by a grid of steel to protect the operator during the blade-belting battle against boxthorn and barberry.

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