Definition of Hedge thorn
1. Noun. South African shrub having forked spines and plumlike fruit; frequently used as hedging.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hedge Thorn
Literary usage of Hedge thorn
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"C. Oxyacantha L. Europe and Asia, nat. in US English Hawthorn (Haythorn, Hathorn), Haw-tree, Hedge-thorn, White or May Thorn, ..."
2. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"The term haw is applied to the fruit of this and other thorns; but being from the AS haga, a fence or hedge, hawthorn really means a hedge thorn, ..."
3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... a fence or hedge, hawthorn really means a hedge thorn, and the origin of tbe name points to this ose of it in very early times. ..."
4. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King: Comprising His Letters, Private by Rufus King (1898)
"DEAR SIR : I inclose a subscription paper for a treatise on the American Hedge-Thorn by Thomas Main. I have seen Mr. Main repeatedly in the course of the ..."
5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"AS haga, a hedge, also haw or hedge thorn ; hagan, haws, fruit of the haw, hedge, or white thorn. ..."