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Definition of hawthorn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hawthorn

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɔːθɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːθɔːrn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a bush or small tree with thorns, white or pink flowers and small dark red berries a hawthorn hedge Word Origin Old English hagathorn, probably meaning literally ‘hedge thorn’ (from haw, ‘red fruit of the hawthorn’ and thorn); related to Dutch haagdoorn, German Hagedorn.
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