Arctostaphylos pungens

Arctostaphylos pungens
manzanita man`za*ni"ta (m[a^]n`z[.a]*n[=e]"t[.a]), n. [Sp., dim. of manzana an apple.] (Bot.) A name given to several species of {Arctostaphylos}, but mostly to {Arctostaphylos glauca} and {Arctostaphylos pungens}, shrubs of California, Oregon, etc., with reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red berries, which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear. [1913 Webster]

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