whit·​ten | \ ˈ(h)witᵊn\
variants: or whitten tree
plural -s

Definition of whitten

dialectal, England
: any of several trees or shrubs: such as
a : guelder-rose

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First Known Use of whitten

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whitten

from (assumed) Middle English whitten tree, from Old English hwītingtrēow, from hwīt white + -ing + trēow tree

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