• WordNet 3.6
    • n hawthorn a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hawthorn (Bot) A thorny shrub or tree (the Cratægus 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 Cratægus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed. "Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade
      To shepherds?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hawthorn A thorny shrub or small tree, Cratægus Oxyacantha, much used in hedges. It is found in the wild state throughout most of Europe, in northern Africa, and western Asia. It has been introduced into the United States: a hedge was planted with it by George Washington at Mount Vernon. It has stiff branches bearing strong thorns and deeply lobed or cut leaves. The fruit is the haw. The name is also applied to the genus Cratægus in general. See Cratægus. Also hathorn, haythorn, and hedge-thorn.
    • n hawthorn A decorative pattern used in some Oriental wares. See Hawthorn china.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hawthorn a shrub or small tree, much planted both for hedges and for ornament: the white flower of the hawthorn
    • Hawthorn . See Haw.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hagaþorn, hægþorn,. See Haw a hedge, and Thorn


In literature:

Hawthorne himself reckoned this as an advantage, though in a very different sense from that in which we are speaking.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
Two bright bold bullfinches pass; they have a nest somewhere in the thick hawthorn.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
I scarce know why I could never take to that man of true Genius, Hawthorne.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
Low down the hill, running parallel with the road, is a little lynchet, topped by a few old hawthorn bushes.
"The Old Front Line" by John Masefield
The elder (elves' grave), the hawthorn, and the juniper, were sacred to supernatural powers.
"The Book of Hallowe'en" by Ruth Edna Kelley
Hawthorne's Little Daffydowndilly, etc.
"The War of Independence" by John Fiske
Poe and Hawthorne had made the short story a distinct type.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
Others say he was spell-bound in a hawthorn bush, but this is evidently a blunder.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Mr Hawthorne did not appreciate these visits very much, but the children were always pleasantly excited by them.
"Penelope and the Others" by Amy Walton
When the doctor came the next day he looked gravely at Mrs Hawthorn.
"The Hawthorns" by Amy Walton

In poetry:

The violet scent is sacred
Like dreams of angels bright;
The hawthorn smells of passion
Told in a moonless night.
"The Mariner" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
'The hawthorn's faint and quickly gone,
The grass in autumn dies;
Put by your life, and see the spring
With everlasting eyes.'
"In Memoriam D. O. M." by William Kerr
The hawthorn hedge is white with bloom
The wind is soft and lown
And sad and still you watch by me
Your hand clasped in my own.
"To Miss Jessie Lewars" by Robert Burns
I love to think, when first I woke
Into this wondrous world,
The leaves were fresh on elm and oak,
And hawthorns laced and pearled.
"A Birthday" by Alfred Austin
An' I bezide a hawthorn tree,
Do' zit upon the zunny down,
While sheädes o' zummer clouds do vlee
Wi' silent flight along the groun'.
"The Shepherd O’ The Farm" by William Barnes
'The horrid plough had razed the green
Where we have often play'd;
The axe had fell'd the hawthorn tree,
The school-boy's summer shade.
"A Tale" by John Logan

In news:

Hot Club of Hawthorne .
Hawthorne Street residents (Left to right) Larry Bolt, Ralph De Amato, and Julius Bortone all served their country during World War II.
Hawthorne hosts kindergarten family night.
Hawthorne Elementary school held its first kindergarten family night on Oct 16.
Terry Hawthorne 's interviews were filled with "yes, ma'ams" and "no, sirs" and few other words during his early years at Illinois.
Alyssa Ki/The Jersey Journal Weehawken's Damian Corredor scored the game-winning touchdown in a 28-21 victory over Hawthorne on a 60-yard punt return.
Archie Coleman, Nancy Crouse, Hawthorne Players' Fences.
Deborah and Scott talk with director Nancy Crouse and actor Archie Coleman about Hawthorne Players' production of August Wilson's Fences.
Samohi Vikings Shut Out Hawthorne 42-0.
Hawthorne , Calif, will be able to hold onto its most prominent business for at least the next decade under a new deal with Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Pedestrian critically injured in crash on Hawthorne Bridge.
Those horses, plus one that had a fever Oct 25 and was also moved to the restricted barn area, are responding to treatment, according to Jim Miller, Hawthorne 's assistant general manager.
Floyd E "Gene" Hawthorne , 86, of Morris, Ill.
All through the concert, I was impressed by Hawthorne 's showmanship.
The coolest part of the set was hearing Hawthorne 's music stripped down.

In science:

As regards the M82 superwind, extended, extraplanar emission is seen at several wavelengths. Hα observations show a filamentary structure consistent with a roughly conical bipolar outflow (Shopbell & Bland-Hawthorn 1998), with implied gas velocities along the cone surface of ∼ 600 km s−1 .
First Look XMM-Newton EPIC Observations of the Prototypical Starburst Galaxy M82
Takeda, Dirichlet Forms and Symmetric Markov Processes, De Gruyter Studies in Mathematics 19, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and Hawthorne, New York, 1994.
Stochastic Homogenization of Reflected Diffusion Processes
Although these processes play a crucial role for gas evolution of the MS (Murray et al. 1993; Bland-Hawthorn et al. 2007; Heitsch & Putman 2009), it is still not clear exactly how they operate, and on what timescales.
Galaxy evolution begins at home: GALFA, EVLA, and GASKAP
As a demonstration, we use here data from the Bland-Hawthorn et al. (2007) shock-cascade model of the MS, which starts with an initially clumpy HI distribution of the MS gas and allows for strong interactions between the MS clouds and the MW halo.
Galaxy evolution begins at home: GALFA, EVLA, and GASKAP
This shock-cascade model can explain measured Ha intensities along the MS (Bland-Hawthorn et al. 2007).
Galaxy evolution begins at home: GALFA, EVLA, and GASKAP