Share this entry

Share this page

cockspur thorn

Line breaks: cock|spur thorn

Definition of cockspur thorn in English:

noun

A North American hawthorn which is grown 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.

Definition of cockspur thorn in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌresəˈpräsədē
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…