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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawthorn  \Haw"thorn`\,  n.  [AS.  hagaborn,  h[ae]g?orn.  See  {Haw}  a 
  hedge,  and  {Thorn}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  thorny  shrub  or  tree  (the  Crat[ae]gus  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  Crat[ae]gus  cordata,  which  has  the  leaves  but 
  little  lobed. 
 
  Gives  not  the  hawthorn  bush  a  sweeter  shade  To 
  shepherds?  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hawthorn 
  n  :  a  spring-flowering  shrub  or  small  tree  of  the  genus 
  Crataegus  [syn:  {haw}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hawthorn,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  33216) 
  Location:  41.02079  N,  79.27618  W 
  Population  (1990):  528  (216  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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