noun al·be·spine \ˈal-bə-ˌspīn\

Definition of albespine



  1. 1 :  a European hawthorn (Crataegus oxycantha)

  2. 2 :  the wood of the albespine

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Origin and Etymology of albespine

Middle English, from Middle French, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin albispina, from Latin alba (feminine of albus white) + spina thorn — more at elf, spine

First Known Use: 15th century

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