Pyracantha meaning

pīrə-kănthə
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.
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Any of the genus Pyracantha of thorny evergreen large shrubs.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Rosaceae "” the firethorns.
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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 Wiktionary

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary