any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Crataegus, of the rose family, typically a small tree with stiff thorns, certain North American species of which have white or pink blossoms and bright-colored fruits and are cultivated in hedges.
any of various thorny trees or shrubs of the N temperate rosaceous genus Crataegus, esp C. oxyacantha, having white or pink flowers and reddish fruits (haws) Also called (in Britain) may, may tree, mayflower
Old English hagaþorn, earlier hæguþorn “hawthorn, white thorn,” from obsolete haw “hedge or encompassing fence” (see haw) + thorn. A common Germanic name, cf. Middle Dutch and German hagedorn, Swedish hagtorn, Old Norse hagþorn.
[haw-thawrn] /ˈhɔˌθɔrn/ noun 1. Nathaniel, 1804–64, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. a city in SW California, SW of Los Angeles. 3. a city in NE New Jersey. /ˈhɔːˌθɔːn/ noun 1. Nathaniel. 1804–64, US novelist and short-story writer: his works include the novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851) […]
noun, Psychology. 1. a positive change in the performance of a group of persons taking part in an experiment or study due to their perception of being singled out for special consideration. /ˈhɔːˌθɔːn/ noun 1. improvement in the performance of employees, students, etc, brought about by making changes in working methods, resulting from research into […]
[haw-thawr-nesk] /ˌhɔ θɔrˈnɛsk/ 1. characteristic of or resembling the style, manner, or subjects of the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
[hey] /heɪ/ noun 1. grass, clover, alfalfa, etc., cut and dried for use as forage. 2. grass mowed or intended for mowing. 3. Slang. 4. Slang. . verb (used with object) 5. to convert (plant material) into hay. 6. to furnish (horses, cows, etc.) with hay. verb (used without object) 7. to cut grass, clover, […]