cockspur thorn


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Related to cockspur thorn: Crataegus crus-galli, Crataegus monogyna
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Noun1.cockspur thorn - eastern United States hawthorn with long straight thornscockspur thorn - eastern United States hawthorn with long straight thorns
Crataegus, genus Crataegus - thorny shrubs and small trees: hawthorn; thorn; thorn apple
haw, hawthorn - a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
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Cockspur thorn (Crataegus crus-galli) bears white flowers, red fruit, and leaves that turn orange to bronzy red in autumn.
The cockspur thorns are also used medicinally, boiled into a tea, to cut short an asthma attack, and the tree's bark can be boiled into a bath to treat skin conditions such as acne.