What does the word blackthorn mean?

Usage examples for blackthorn

  1. It was very thick and entirely of hawthorn and blackthorn, and divided two water- meadows. – Wild Life in a Southern County by 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 by 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 by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe