from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hawthorn.


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  • The may-bloom in the pall, the apple-blossom in the hand of Love, the violets and roses in the frieze of the alcove, symbolise purity and virginity, the life that is cut off in its spring, the love that is consummated in death before the coming of fruit.

    Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  • The may-bloom had fallen, and among the hawthorn boughs were the little green bunches that would feed the redwings in autumn.

    The Life of the Fields


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