Hawthorn meaning

hôthôrn
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Any of various usually thorny trees or shrubs of the genus Crataegus of the rose family, having clusters of white or pinkish flowers and reddish fruits containing a few one-seeded nutlets.
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Any of a group of thorny shrubs and small trees (genus Crataegus) of the rose family, with white, pink, or red flowers and usually red fruits (haws) resembling miniature cherries.
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Any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Crataegus having small, apple-like fruits and thorny branches.
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Origin of hawthorn

  • Middle English from Old English hagathorn haga haw thorn thorn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English hagaþorn, hæguþorn, from haga (“enclosure, hedge”) + þorn (“thorn”)

    From Wiktionary