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arbutus definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, strawberry tree Date: 1548 1. any of a genus (Arbutus) of shrubs and trees of the heath family with white or pink flowers and red or orange berries 2. a creeping plant (Epigaea repens) of the heath family that occurs in eastern North America and bears fragrant pink or white flowers in early spring

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any evergreen ericaceous tree or shrub of the genus Arbutus, having white or pink clusters of flowers and strawberry-like berries. Also called strawberry-tree. Phrases and idioms: trailing arbutus US the mayflower, Epigaea repens. Etymology: L

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Arbutus Ar"bu*tus, Arbute Ar"bute, n. [L. arbutus, akin to arbor tree.] The strawberry tree, a genus of evergreen shrubs, of the Heath family. It has a berry externally resembling the strawberry; the arbute tree. Trailing arbutus (Bot.), a creeping or trailing plant of the Heath family (Epig[ae]a repens), having white or usually rose-colored flowers with a delicate fragrance, growing in small axillary clusters, and appearing early in the spring; in New England known as mayflower; -- called also ground laurel. --Gray.




 


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