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py·ra·can·tha

 (pī′rə-kăn′thə)
n.
Any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha in the rose family, native to Asia and often cultivated for their evergreen foliage and showy reddish or orange berries. Also called firethorn.

[New Latin Pyracantha, genus name, from Latin pyracantha, a shrub, from Greek purakantha : pūr, fire; see pyre + akantha, thorn.]

pyracantha

(ˌpaɪrəˈkænθə)
n
(Plants) any rosaceous shrub of the genus Pyracantha, esp the firethorn, widely cultivated for ornament
[C17: from Greek purakantha name of a shrub, from pyro- +akantha thorn]

fire•thorn

(ˈfaɪərˌθɔrn)

n.
any thorny shrub of the genus Pyracantha, rose family, with evergreen foliage and orange berries.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyracantha - any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha bearing small white flowers followed by hard red or orange-red berriesPyracantha - any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha bearing small white flowers followed by hard red or orange-red berries
genus Pyracantha - Eurasian evergreen thorny shrubs bearing red or orange-red berries
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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