noun \ˌpī-rə-ˈkan(t)-thə\

Definition of PYRACANTHA

:  any of a small genus (Pyracantha) of ornamental Eurasian thorny evergreen or semievergreen shrubs of the rose family with alternate leaves, corymbs of white flowers, and small red or orange pomes —called also firethorn


New Latin, from Greek pyrakantha, a tree, from pyr- + akantha thorn
First Known Use: 1633


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