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firethorn

[fahyuh r-thawrn] /ˈfaɪərˌθɔrn/
noun
1.
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 of firethorn
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism
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firethorn

/ˈfaɪəˌθɔːn/
noun
1.
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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