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Noun: English hawthorn
  1. 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 monogyna
     
  2. 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
    - whitethorn, may, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus oxycantha

Type of: haw, hawthorn

Part of: Crataegus, genus Crataegus