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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Origin and Etymology of crataegus
New Latin, from Greek krataigos, probably from kratos strength + -aigos (akin to Greek aigilōps Turkey oak)
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