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whitebeam

[hwahyt-beem, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌbim, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a European tree, Sorbus aria, of the rose family, having leathery leaves, showy, white flowers, and mealy, orange-red or scarlet fruit.
Origin of whitebeam
1695-1705
1695-1705; white + beam
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  • "I will bury her beneath the whitebeam," said Antony, and he carried her thither.

    The Worshipper of the Image Richard Le Gallienne
  • Here, among the red fruit of rowan and whitebeam, the ring-ousel lingers on his southward journey.

    In the West Country Francis A. Knight
  • A whitebeam at a little distance made a vivid conflagration of green amid the sombre boles of the pines.

    The Worshipper of the Image Richard Le Gallienne
  • As he neared the whitebeam, a gust of wind blew out his lantern, and he stood in the profound darkness of the trees.

    The Worshipper of the Image Richard Le Gallienne
British Dictionary definitions for whitebeam

whitebeam

/ˈwaɪtˌbiːm/
noun
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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