AskDefine | Define hawthorn

Dictionary Definition

hawthorn n : a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus [syn: haw]

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see Hawthorne

English

Noun

  1. Any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Crataegus having small, apple-like fruits and thorny branches.

Translations

type of shrub

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Extensive Definition

Hawthorn may refer to:
In plants:
  • Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), the Hawthorn tree
  • Crataegus (hawthorn), a large genus of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae
  • Rhaphiolepis (hawthorn), a genus of about 15 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees in the family Rosaceae
  • Hawthorn Maple or Acer crataegifolium, a tree
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In other:
hawthorn in German: Hawthorn
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