Crataegus

noun
Cra·​tae·​gus | \ krəˈtēgəs \

Definition of Crataegus

: a genus of usually thorny shrubs and small trees (family Rosaceae) having usually stipulate leaves, an inferior ovary, and mature carpels that are hard and bony with a pulpy fruit — see hawthorn

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History and Etymology for Crataegus

New Latin, from Greek krataigos, probably from kratos strength + -aigos (akin to Greek aigilōps Turkey oak)

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“Crataegus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Crataegus. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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