firethorn

noun

fire·​thorn ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌthȯrn How to pronounce firethorn (audio)
: pyracantha
especially : a European semievergreen shrub (P. coccinea) with orange-red berries

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of firethorn was circa 1834

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“Firethorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firethorn. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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