albespine

noun
al·​be·​spine | \ ˈal-bə-ˌspīn \
plural -s

Definition of albespine

1 : a European hawthorn (Crataegus oxycantha)
2 : the wood of the albespine

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First Known Use of albespine

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for albespine

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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