blackthorn

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Synonyms for blackthorn

a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fruits

erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berries

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His two clenched hands were raised above his head, and a heavy, blackthorn stick lay across them.
"And thou pratest like a coward," answered the stranger, "for thou standest there with a good yew bow to shoot at my heart, while I have nought in my hand but a plain blackthorn staff wherewith to meet thee."
Blackthorns and pyracanthas have been strategically planted to deter people from trying to get near to previously damaged sites.