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fire·thorn

 (fīr′thôrn′)

firethorn

(ˈfaɪəˌθɔːn)
n
(Plants) any rosaceous evergreen spiny shrub of the genus Pyracantha, of SE Europe and Asia, having bright red or orange fruits: cultivated for ornament

fire•thorn

(ˈfaɪərˌθɔrn)

n.
any thorny shrub of the genus Pyracantha, rose family, with evergreen foliage and orange berries.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firethorn - any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha bearing small white flowers followed by hard red or orange-red berriesfirethorn - 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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From elderberries to rose hips, crab apples to firethorns, they add a new dimension to any garden.
Firethorns (Oyracanthus) are also good evergreen shrubs for trailing on a north facing wall.
Firethorns respond well to training and will bind together to form a burglar deterrent, as their stems are covered in an armoury of vicious spines.