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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English, from Middle French, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin albispina, from Latin alba (feminine of albus white) + spina thorn
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“Albespine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albespine. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.
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