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1A North American hawthorn that is often cultivated for its rich orange autumn foliage.
- ‘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.
cockspur thorn/ˈkäkspər ˌTHôrn/
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