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epacris definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any heathlike evergreen shrub of the genus Epacris grown for their showy and crowded spikes of small bell-shaped or tubular flowers

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Epacris Ep"a*cris ([e^]p"[.a]*kr[i^]s), n. [NL., from Gr. 'e`pakros pointed at the end. So called in allusion to the sharply pointed leaves.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs, natives of Australia, New Zealand, etc., having pretty white, red, or purple blossoms, and much resembling heaths.



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