Glastonbury thorn

noun

Definition of Glastonbury thorn 

: a hawthorn that is a variety (Crataegus monogyna praecox) of a common Old World hawthorn

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History and Etymology for Glastonbury thorn

Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England; so called from a popular belief that it sprang up at Glastonbury from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:57–60)

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