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pyracantha

[ pahy-ruh-kan-thuh ]

noun

, plural py·ra·can·thas.


pyracantha

/ ˌpaɪrəˈkænθə /

noun

  1. any rosaceous shrub of the genus Pyracantha, esp the firethorn, widely cultivated for ornament


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyracantha1

1700–10; < New Latin Pyracantha type genus < Greek pȳrákantha kind of shrub, equivalent to pŷr fire + ákantha thorn
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyracantha1

C17: from Greek purakantha name of a shrub, from pyro- + akantha thorn
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Example Sentences

Pyracantha, both for its perpetual verdure, if the fences had not already challengd it, chap.

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