Definition of whitebeam in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪtbiːm/


A European tree related to the rowan, with red berries and hairy oval leaves that are white underneath.
  • Sorbus aria, family Rosaceae.
Example sentences
  • Two other members of the apple family are the whitebeam and the rowan.
  • The adjudicator suggests one important undertaking that the Council should consider and that is a major tree planting programme using oak, ash, whitebeam, beech, chestnut and thorn or other similar trees.
  • A farm track is lined with young Swedish whitebeams.

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