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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hawthornhaw‧thorn /ˈhɔːθɔːn $ ˈhɒːθɔːrn/ noun [countable, uncountable]  HBPa small tree with small white flowers, red berries, and sharp points
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hawthornThese are frequently hawthorn or elder.The woodland also provided oak, hawthorn and hornbeam for building, fuel and the wooden implements found in the adjacent cemetery.Long whips of hawthorn arched over and helped to shut out the barely lightening sky.She'd found some hawthorn berries on a bush and was chewing her way through one with every sign of enjoyment.In pearls and rubies rich the hawthorns show, While through the ice the crimson berries glow.There were lots of wild roses and foxgloves growing in the lane and you could smell the hawthorn.The hawthorns are a greatly under-rated family and several are ideally suited for small gardens.But now, alas! your hawthorn bowers All desolate we see!
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