|Section:||Crataegus sect. Crataegus|
|Series:||Crataegus ser. Crataegus|
Crataegus monogyna, known as common hawthorn, oneseed hawthorn, or single-seeded hawthorn, is a species of flowering plant in the rose family Rosaceae. It is native to Europe, northwestern Africa and West Asia, but has been introduced in many other parts of the world.
From Middle English hawthorn, from Old English hagaþorn, hæguþorn, from Proto-Germanic *haguþurnuz, equalling haga (“enclosure, hedge”) + þorn (“thorn”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɔː.θɔːn/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɔ.θɔɹn/
hawthorn (plural hawthorns)
- Any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Crataegus having small