firethorn

noun
fire·​thorn | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌthȯrn How to pronounce firethorn (audio) \

Definition of firethorn

: pyracantha especially : a European semievergreen shrub (P. coccinea) with orange-red berries

First Known Use of firethorn

circa 1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Firethorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firethorn. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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