Definition of cockspur thorn in English:

cockspur thorn


  • 1A North American hawthorn which is grown for its rich orange autumn foliage.

    Crataegus crus-galli, family Rosaceae

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the plantation near the Latchford Gate is a broad-leaved cockspur thorn.’
    • ‘It belongs to the group of cockspur thorns whose flowers and fruits are borne on pubescent pedicels.’
    1. 1.1 Any of a number of trees bearing long spiny thorns.