Part of speech: noun

A thorny shrub of the rose family; a cane made of its wood.

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Usage examples "blackthorn":

  1. It was very thick and entirely of hawthorn and blackthorn, and divided two water- meadows. - "Wild Life in a Southern County", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Mariner's Folly looked at a distance like an enormous bush in the shape of a lion; but, when you came nearer, you saw it was three remarkably large blackthorn- trees planted together. - "Love Me Little, Love Me Long", Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English.
  3. Snow- soft blackthorn, You wild, fair sweet, The scent of you brings A flutter of wings; And, almond blossom, You stole at dawn The pale dream vest Of the infant morn. - "The Dales of Arcady", Dorothy Una Ratcliffe.