Definition of English hawthorn

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Crataegus Monogyna
Group relationships: Crataegus, Genus Crataegus
Generic synonyms: Haw, Hawthorn



2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Crataegus Laevigata, Crataegus Oxycantha, May, Whitethorn
Group relationships: Crataegus, Genus Crataegus
Generic synonyms: Haw, Hawthorn

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Literary usage of English hawthorn

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1. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"... standing the blight that attacks the thorn, it is easy to find english hawthorn. ... english hawthorn ..."

2. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1838)
"In the spring months nothing can exceed the freshness of the soft green of the english hawthorn. But the moment the hot July sun bursts out, the growth is ..."

3. Our Trees, how to Know Them by Clarence Moores Weed (1918)
"THE literary fame of few trees rests more secure than that of the english hawthorn, the "May" of the great poets. For centuries the species has been used ..."

4. Rural Essays by Andrew Jackson Downing (1869)
"Here and there we see an instance of success ; but it cannot be denied that, in the main, there is no success. The english hawthorn is not adapted to our ..."

5. Trees and Shrubs of Central Park by Louis Harman Peet (1903)
"You can tell the english hawthorn by its long thorns, by its simple (that is, ... The fruit of the english hawthorn is a small, coral-red berry about ..."

6. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1872)
"Small trees or shrubs, with hard wood; flowers white, except in some varieties of english hawthorn, in spring or early summer; ripening the red or reddish ..."

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