A thorny shrub or tree (the Crataegus 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 Crataegus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.
hawthorn in German is Hagedorn
hawthorn in Hungarian is galagonyabokor, galagonya
hawthorn in Norwegian is hagtorn
hawthorn in Spanish is espino
hawthorn in Swedish is hagtorn