Definitions of hawthorn
  1. noun
    a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
    synonyms: haw
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    Crataegus apiifolia, Crataegus marshallii, parsley haw, parsley-leaved thorn
    southern United States hawthorn with pinnately lobed leaves
    Crataegus biltmoreana, scarlet haw
    common shrub or small tree of the eastern United States having few thorns and white flowers in corymbs followed by bright orange-red berries
    Crataegus calpodendron, Crataegus tomentosa, blackthorn, pear haw, pear hawthorn
    erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berries
    Crataegus crus-galli, cockspur hawthorn, cockspur thorn
    eastern United States hawthorn with long straight thorns
    Crataegus aestivalis, mayhaw, summer haw
    hawthorn of southern United States bearing a juicy, acidic, scarlet fruit that is often used in jellies or preserves
    Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus oxycantha, English hawthorn, may, whitethorn
    thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
    Crataegus monogyna, English hawthorn
    European hawthorn having deeply cleft leaves and bright red fruits; widely cultivated in many varieties and often grown as impenetrable hedges; established as an escape in eastern North America
    Crataegus coccinea mollis, Crataegus mollis, downy haw, red haw
    American red-fruited hawthorn with stems and leaves densely covered with short woolly hairs
    Crataegus oxyacantha, evergreen thorn
    evergreen hawthorn of southeastern Europe
    Crataegus coccinea, Crataegus pedicellata, red haw
    American red-fruited hawthorn with dense corymbs of pink-red flowers
    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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