Definition of blackthorn winter in English:

blackthorn winter

Line breaks: black|thorn win¦ter

noun

British
  • A spell of cold weather at the time in early spring when the blackthorn flowers.
    More example sentences
    • A harsh winter was called blackthorn winter indicating associations with strength against adversity.
    • The blackthorn winter of that particular April was like a metaphor for her whole life: for the end of glamour, financial security and marriage.
    • The white flowers occur before the leaves in what is invariably a bad spell of weather (blackthorn winter).

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