Definition of whitethorn in English:

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whitethorn

Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪtθɔːn/

noun

The hawthorn.
Example sentences
  • However, there appear to be lots of hips on the dog-rose, haws on the whitethorn and sloes on the blackthorn.
  • The current owner, Martina Finnegan, is a mirror designer who creates wooden frames from driftwood and locally sourced whitethorn and hazel.
  • The predominant species should be whitethorn but a small percentage of hazel, hornbeam or field maple may be added.

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