fire thorn

firethorn

[fahyuhr-thawrn]
noun
any of several evergreen, thorny Asian shrubs belonging to the genus Pyracantha, of the rose family, many species of which are cultivated for their foliage and ornamental fruits.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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firethorn (ˈfaɪəˌθɔːn)
 
n
any rosaceous evergreen spiny shrub of the genus Pyracantha, of SE Europe and Asia, having bright red or orange fruits: cultivated for ornament

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