Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A shrub of the genus Pyracantha; the fire thorn.

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  • n. Any of the genus Pyracantha of thorny evergreen large shrubs.

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  • n. any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha bearing small white flowers followed by hard red or orange-red berries

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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From the genus name.

Examples

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  • fire (pyre) thorn

    March 13, 2011