Arbute
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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus} (Bot.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epigaea repens — 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. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground laurel — 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. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mayflower — 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. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trailing arbutus — 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. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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