Origin of pyracanthaModL: see pyro- and acantho-
Any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha in the rose family, native to Asia and often cultivated for their evergreen foliage and showy reddish or orange berries. Also called firethorn .
Origin of pyracanthaNew Latin Pyracantha genus name from Latin pyracantha a shrub from Greek purakantha pūr fire ; see pyre . akantha thorn
From the genus name.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek Ï€á¿¦Ï (pyr, “fire") + á¼„ÎºÎ±Î½Î¸Î± (akantha, “thorn")