American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A shrub of the genus Pyracantha; the fire thorn.
- n. any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha bearing small white flowers followed by hard red or orange-red berries
- From the genus name. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Pyracantha, genus name, from Latin pyracantha, a shrub, from Greek purakantha : pūr, fire; see pyre + akantha, thorn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We lucked out with the morning glories, they are all volunteers and are growing all over the pyracantha which is so loaded with berries it is like an orange wall fifteen feet tall.”
“Plant prickly hedges such as pyracantha, holly or hawthorn to deter thieves and add sturdy trellis to fence panels to make fences more difficult to climb over.”
“The waxwings' rather unusual speciality is supermarket car parks because of the owners' tendency to plant cotoneaster, pyracantha or non-native rowans that are heavy with red berries.”
“GREAT morning glory photo, and mg climbing on pyracantha – delicious!”
“The house was brown brick with tan and white striped aluminum awnings, surrounded by overgrown pyracantha bushes.”
“I took your pyracantha link and was gratified to see that you have some of the same childhood memories I do.”
“Other more widespread common species include Putterlickia pyracantha, Rhoicissus tridentata, Grewia accidentalis, Phyllanthus verrucosus, and the grass Panicum maximum.”
“But this grid like look does not bode well for this pyracantha.”
“This is a true long shot of the garden behind the garage that includes the orange berries of the giant pyracantha hedge, easily fifteen feet tall and fifty feet long.”
“You can see the immensity of it knowing the height of the pyracantha.”
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