: a European ornamental tree (Sorbus aria or Pyrus aria) having leaves with a white-tomentose undersurface, corymbose white flowers, and red fruits

Word History


white entry 1 + -beam (as in quickbeam)

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whitebeam was in 1633

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“Whitebeam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitebeam. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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