Definition of cockspur thorn in English:

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cockspur thorn

Pronunciation: /ˈkäkspər ˌTHôrn/

noun

1A North American hawthorn that is often cultivated for its rich orange autumn foliage.
  • Crataegus crus-galli, family Rosaceae.
Example sentences
  • It's 53 metres long by 13 metres wide, is well-established and contains a number of mature trees, including a cockspur thorn and hazels.
  • It belongs to the group of cockspur thorns whose flowers and fruits are borne on pubescent pedicels.
  • In the plantation near the Latchford Gate is a broad-leaved cockspur thorn.
1.1Any of a number of trees bearing long spiny thorns.

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Syllabification: cock·spur thorn

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