[ pahy-ruh-kan-thuh ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈkæn θə /
noun, plural py·ra·can·thas.
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Origin of pyracantha
1700–10; < New Latin Pyracantha type genus < Greek pȳrákantha kind of shrub, equivalent to pŷr fire + ákantha thorn
Words nearby pyracantha
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Example sentences from the Web for pyracantha
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
/ (ˌpaɪrəˈkænθə) /
any rosaceous shrub of the genus Pyracantha, esp the firethorn, widely cultivated for ornament
Word Origin for pyracantha
C17: from Greek purakantha name of a shrub, from pyro- + akantha thorn
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