Definition of cockspur in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒkspəː/


1The spur on the leg of a cock.
2Australian A European plant of the daisy family with yellow thistle-like flower heads that has become naturalized in Australia.
  • Centaurea melitensis, family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • This is a potent new herbicide used to control cockspur and other weeds in rice paddy fields.
  • There was a prickly weed known as cockspurs which grew amid the wheat crop and those handling hay at chaff cutting had to wear leather gloves.

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