Any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Crataegus having small, apple-like fruits and thorny branches
Any of several plants that flower in May - especially the hawthorn (in Britain) and the trailing arbutus (in the US).
A thorny shrub or tree (the Cratægus 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 Cratægus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.
‘Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shadeTo shepherds?’;
In England, the hawthorn; in New England, the trailing arbutus (see Arbutus); also, the blossom of these plants.
a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620
low-growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers
Mayflower was an English ship that transported a group of English families, known today as the Pilgrims, from England to the New World in 1620. After a grueling 10 weeks at sea, Mayflower, with 102 passengers and a crew of about 30, reached America, dropping anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on November 21 [O.S. November 11], 1620.