Glastonbury thorn

Glastonbury thorn
Glastonbury thorn Glas"ton*bur*y thorn` (Bot.) A variety of the common hawthorn. --Loudon. [1913 Webster]

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  • glastonbury thorn — noun Usage: usually capitalized G Etymology: Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England; so called from a popular belief that it sprang up at Glastonbury from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea (Mt 27:57 60) : a hawthorn that is a variety (Crataegus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glastonbury Thorn —    see *Holy Thorn …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Glastonbury Abbey — • Benedictine monastery, Somersetshire, England, pre eminently the centre of early Christian tradition in England Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Glastonbury Abbey     Glastonbury Abbey …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Glastonbury Abbey — Infobox monastery name =Glastonbury Abbey caption =View from the former location of the North transept in East direction to the choir. full = other names = order =Benedictine established =712 disestablished =1539 mother = diocese = churches =… …   Wikipedia

  • Glastonbury — infobox UK place country = England static static image caption=A view of Glastonbury from the Tor latitude= 51.1485 longitude= 2.7140 official name= Glastonbury population = 8,800cite web|url=… …   Wikipedia

  • Glastonbury — /glas teuhn ber ee/; for 1 also /glas teuhn beuh ree/; for 2 also /glas euhn ber ee/, n. 1. a borough of SW England, in whose vicinity the ruins of an important Iron Age lake village have been found and to which in folklore both King Arthur and… …   Universalium

  • Glastonbury —    The prestige of Glastonbury Abbey is based on medieval legends. The earliest, in the late 10th century, is a claim that the first church on the site (which actually is no older than the 7th century) predated the arrival of the earliest… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Church of St John the Baptist, Glastonbury — Church of St John the Baptist …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Thorn —    There is a variety of hawthorn which blooms twice a year, at midwinter as well as in May. A poem about the miracles of Glastonbury, written in 1502, mentions two great marvels to be seen there. One is a walnut tree near Arthur s grave in the… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Holy Thorn — A Holy Thorn might be either *One of the thorns from the Crown of Thorns *The Glastonbury Thorn …   Wikipedia

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