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cockspur hawthorn


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small thorny North American tree (Crataegus crus-galli) having white flowers and small red fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. eastern United States hawthorn with long straight thorns


From the resemblance of its thorn to a cock's spur.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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