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