English hawthorn

noun

Definition of English hawthorn

: either of two Eurasian hawthorns (Crataegus oxyacantha and C. monogyna) that have deeply cleft leaves and bright red fruits, that are extensively cultivated as ornamentals and under cultivation have developed varied plant forms and flower form and color, and that are established as escapes in much of eastern North America

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“English hawthorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20hawthorn. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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