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
Origin and Etymology of pyracantha
New Latin, from Greek pyrakantha, a tree, from pyr- + akantha thorn
First Known Use: 1633
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