What does the word hawthorn mean?

Usage examples for hawthorn

  1. Bloom's boys run amid the bystanders with branches of hawthorn and wrenbushes. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. Piers no longer pretended to keep his usual times; he wandered forth whenever home grew intolerable, and sometimes snatched his only sleep in the four- and- twenty hours under the hawthorn blossom of some remote meadow. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing