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cockspur

[ kok-spur ]
/ ˈkɒkˌspɜr /
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noun

a North American hawthorn, Crataegus crus-galli, having leathery, toothed leaves and red fruit, cultivated as a small ornamental tree.
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Origin of cockspur

First recorded in 1585–95; for cock's spur
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British Dictionary definitions for cockspur

cockspur
/ (ˈkɒkˌspɜː) /

noun

a spur on the leg of a cock
an annual grass, Echinochloa crus-galli, widely distributed in tropical and warm temperate regions
a small thorny North American hawthorn tree, Crataegus crus-galli
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