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.
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- 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)