Origin of pyracanthaModL: see pyro- and amp; 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 : p&umacron;r, 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")