Arbutus

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Arbutus \Ar"bu*tus\, Arbute \Ar"bute\, noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

arbutus

noun

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


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