how to pronounce blackthorn


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blackthorn is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of blackthorn


  1. A stick or staff taken from this tree.
  2. A large shrub or small tree, Prunus spinosa, that is native to Europe, western Asia, and north Africa. It has a dark bark and bears thorns.


  1. A village and civil parish in Cherwell district, Oxfordshire, England (OS grid ref SP6219).

blackthorn frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word blackthorn occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics blackthorn can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that blackthorn can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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