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(Plants) any rosaceous evergreen spiny shrub of the genus Pyracantha, of SE Europe and Asia, having bright red or orange fruits: cultivated for ornament
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any thorny shrub of the genus Pyracantha, rose family, with evergreen foliage and orange berries.
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|Noun||1.||firethorn - 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
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