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hawthorn

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noun haw·thorn \ˈhȯ-ˌthȯrn\

Simple Definition of hawthorn

  • : a type of bush or small tree with white or pink flowers and small red fruits

Full Definition of hawthorn

  1. :  any of a genus (Crataegus) of spring-flowering spiny shrubs or small trees of the rose family with glossy and often lobed leaves, white or pink fragrant flowers, and small red fruits

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Origin of hawthorn

Middle English hawethorn, from Old English hagathorn, from haga hawthorn + thorn — more at hedge


First Known Use: before 12th century


HAWTHORN Defined for Kids

hawthorn

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noun haw·thorn \ˈhȯ-ˌthȯrn\

Definition of hawthorn

  1. :  a thorny shrub or small tree with shiny leaves, white, pink, or red flowers, and small red fruits





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