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cockspur

[kok-spur] /ˈkɒkˌspɜr/
noun
1.
a North American hawthorn, Crataegus crus-galli, having leathery, toothed leaves and red fruit, cultivated as a small ornamental tree.
2.
a gaslight burner having three jets.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; for cock's spur
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British Dictionary definitions for cockspur

cockspur

/ˈkɒkˌspɜː/
noun
1.
a spur on the leg of a cock
2.
an annual grass, Echinochloa crus-galli, widely distributed in tropical and warm temperate regions
3.
a small thorny North American hawthorn tree, Crataegus crus-galli
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