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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus.

Usage examples (31)
  • The surrounding hawthorn scrub provides excellent nesting habitat for small birds.
  • I shall never see the word hawthorn in poetry again without the image of the snowy but far from chilling canopy rising before me.
  • The hawthorn is a part of natural English life -- country life.
  • The hawthorn was the special wood used for fire-burial in Germany; hence the figurative poetical expression which would make Hagen a synonym for death. for more
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