|1.||the round or oval fruit (a pome) of the hawthorn, usually red or yellow, containing one to five seeds|
|2.||another name for hawthorn|
|[Old English haga, identical with haga|
|1.||an inarticulate utterance, as of hesitation, embarrassment, etc; hem|
|2.||(intr) to make this sound|
|3.||hem and haw, hum and haw See hem|
|[C17: of imitative origin]|
see hem and haw.