Definition of firethorn in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌTHôrn/


Another term for pyracantha.
Example sentences
  • Other shrubs with showy berries include viburnum species, firethorn, Aucuba japonica, barberry, cotoneaster, chokeberry and Skimmia japonica.
  • What better than firethorn to light up our view?
  • Wild roses and firethorns grow there and their beauty is without equal.

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Syllabification: fire·thorn

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