Definition of cockspur thorn in English:

cockspur thorn

Syllabification: cock·spur thorn
Pronunciation: /ˈkäkˌspər ˌTHôrn


  • 1A North American hawthorn that is often cultivated for its rich orange autumn foliage.
    • Crataegus crus-galli, family Rosaceae
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    • 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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