Hawthorn

Definition of Hawthorn

Haw´thorn`   Pronunciation: hạ´thôrn`
n.1.(Bot.) A thorny shrub or tree (the Cratægus oxyacantha), having deeply lobed, shining leaves, small, roselike, fragrant flowers, and a fruit called haw. It is much used in Europe for hedges, and for standards in gardens. The American hawthorn is Cratægus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.
Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade
To shepherds?
- Shak.

Related Words

blackthorn, bush, cockspur hawthorn, cockspur thorn, Crataegus, Crataegus aestivalis, Crataegus apiifolia, Crataegus biltmoreana, Crataegus calpodendron, Crataegus coccinea, Crataegus coccinea mollis, Crataegus crus-galli, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus marshallii, Crataegus mollis, Crataegus monogyna, Crataegus oxyacantha, Crataegus oxycantha, Crataegus pedicellata, Crataegus tomentosa, downy haw, English hawthorn, evergreen thorn, genus Crataegus, haw, may, mayhaw, parsley haw, parsley-leaved thorn, pear haw, pear hawthorn, red haw, scarlet haw, shrub, summer haw, whitethorn
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