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pyracantha

[pahy-ruh-kan-thuh] /ˌpaɪ rəˈkæn θə/
noun, plural pyracanthas.
1.
Origin of pyracantha
1700-1710
1700-10; < New Latin Pyracantha type genus < Greek pȳrákantha kind of shrub, equivalent to pŷr fire + ákantha thorn
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  • pyracantha, both for its perpetual verdure, if the fences had not already challengd it, chap.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Evelyn
British Dictionary definitions for pyracantha

pyracantha

/ˌpaɪrəˈkænθə/
noun
1.
any rosaceous shrub of the genus Pyracantha, esp the firethorn, widely cultivated for ornament
Word Origin
C17: from Greek purakantha name of a shrub, from pyro- +akantha thorn
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