Posted by Ruth Julius on November 22, 2004

Does anybody know which thorn did Oscar Wilde refer to at the opening lines of "The picture of Dorian Gray"?
"The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses,and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of THE PINK-FLOWERING THORN.

Also I was wondering whether the use of the word "or", actually means "and" in this context

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