Other Word Forms
Origin of pyracantha
- New Latin Pyracantha genus name from Latin pyracantha a shrub from Greek purakantha pūr fire pyre akantha thorn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- New Latin, from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pyr, “fire") + ἄκανθα (akantha, “thorn")
- From the genus name.