trailing arbutus
noun Date: 1785 arbutus 2

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  • Trailing arbutus — Trailing Trail ing, a. & vb. n. from {Trail}. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus}. (Bot.) See under {Arbutus}. {Trailing spring}, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as to assist in deadening… …   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

  • trailing arbutus — ☆ trailing arbutus n. ARBUTUS (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • trailing arbutus — Also called arbutus, mayflower. a creeping eastern North American plant, Epigaea repens, of the heath family, having leathery, oval leaves and terminal clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers. [1775 85] * * * or mayflower Trailing evergreen… …   Universalium

  • trailing-arbutus — gulsčioji pobruknė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Epigaea repens), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Epigaea repens angl. gravelroot; mayflower; trailing arbutus šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • trailing arbutus — /ˌtreɪlɪŋ aˈbjutəs/ (say .trayling ah byoohtuhs) noun → arbutus (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • trailing arbutus — noun a creeping North American plant of the heather family, with leathery evergreen leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers. [Epigaea repens.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • trailing-arbutus — n. Ground laurel, Mayflower (Epigaea repens) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • trailing arbutus — trail′ing arbu′tus n. pln a creeping E North American plant, Epigaea repens, of the heath family, having leathery oval leaves and terminal clusters of pink or white flowers • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • trailing arbutus — noun low growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers • Syn: ↑mayflower, ↑Epigaea repens • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush …   Useful english dictionary

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