Definition of cockspur in English:



  • 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

    • ‘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.’