Sentence Examples


  • A third species, the common sloe or blackthorn, P. spinosa, has stout spines; its flowers expand before the leaves; and its fruit is very rough to the taste, in which particulars it differs from the two preceding.
  • Farther east and north comes the Turkestan pine (Picea Schrenkiana), while at lower levels there grow willows, black and white poplars, tamarisk, Celtis, as well as Elaeagnus (wild olive), Hippophae rhamnoides (sallow thorn), Rubus fructicosus (blackberry), Prunus spinosa (blackthorn) and P. A rmeniaca (apricot).
  • It includes blackthorn, hawthorn, dog rose and other plants which should offer a rich habitat to hedgerow birds such as song thrushes.
  • Other major work will be the removal of encroaching blackthorn and bramble scrub from the western end of the southern boundary of the common.
  • The scrub understorey includes guelder rose, blackthorn and bramble.

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