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hawthorn

noun haw·thorn \ˈh-ˌthrn\

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

Full Definition of HAWTHORN

:  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

noun haw·thorn \ˈh-ˌthrn\

Definition of HAWTHORN for Kids

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