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Meaning of hawthorn

haw•thorn

Pronunciation: (hô'thôrn"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Crataegus, of the rose family, typically a small tree with stiff thorns, certain North American species of which have white or pink blossoms and bright-colored fruits and are cultivated in hedges.
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