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acantha

[ə′kan·thə]
(biology)
A sharp spine; a spiny process, as on vertebrae.
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Pyracantha is commonly known as firethorn (pyr, fire; acantha, thorn) on account of its fiery red or orange fruit and thorny demeanor.
Jones's third runner Acantha Magic is likely to be very prominent to the bend and can challenge in the straight, but Holland's Fleetwood Lee has impressed through the competition and has taken very well to this trip.
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