Definition of cockspur

1 : a cock's spur
b : a small West Indian tree (Pisonia aculeata)
c in Honduras : any of several spiny trees of the genus Acacia
d : a bur grass (Cenchrus echinatus)
e : an annual European weed (Centaurea melitensis) naturalized in North and South America

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cock entry 1 + spur

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“Cockspur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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