white beam


[hwahyt-beem, wahyt-]
a European tree, Sorbus aria, of the rose family, having leathery leaves, showy, white flowers, and mealy, orange-red or scarlet fruit.

1695–1705; white + beam

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whitebeam (ˈwaɪtˌbiːm)
1.  a N temperate rosaceous tree, Sorbus aria, having leaves with dense white hairs on the undersurface and hard timber
2.  any of several similar and closely related trees

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