What does the word hawthorn mean?

Usage examples for hawthorn

  1. He visits every fir copse and beech clump on his way, spending some time, too, in and about the hawthorn hedge, which is a favourite spot. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  2. Bloom's boys run amid the bystanders with branches of hawthorn and wrenbushes. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  3. 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