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hawthorn

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CIDE DICTIONARY

hawthornn. [AS. haga, hæg. See Haw a hedge, and Thorn.].
     A thorny shrub or tree (the Cratægus oxyacantha), having deeply lobed, shining leaves, small, roselike, fragrant flowers, and a fruit called haw. It is much used in Europe for hedges, and for standards in gardens. The American hawthorn is Cratægus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.  [1913 Webster]
    "Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade
    To shepherds?
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

hawthorn, n. any thorny shrub or tree of the genus Crataegus, esp. C. monogyna, with white, red, or pink blossom and small dark-red fruit or haws.

Etymology
OE hagathorn (as HAW(1), THORN)

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