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Washington thorn

noun
1.
a dense tree, Crataegus phaenopyrum, of the rose family, native to the eastern coast of the U.S., having triangular leaves, small clusters of white flowers, and clusters of bright red fruit.
Origin of Washington thorn
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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