Hawthorn

Haw"thorn`

(h"thrn`), n. [AS. hagaorn, hgorn. See Haw a hedge, and Thorn.] (Bot.) A thorny shrub or tree (the Cratgus 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 Cratgus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.
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Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade
To shepherds?
Shak.
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