Glastonbury thorn


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

Word History


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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“Glastonbury thorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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