aubepine

noun

au·​be·​pine
ˈȯbəˌpēn,
-bā-,
-pə̇n,
ˌōbāˈpēn
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

French aubéspine, from Old French aubespin, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin albispina, from (assumed) Latin alba spina (attested as spina alba), from Latin alba white (feminine of albus) + spina thorn

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“Aubepine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aubepine. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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