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man·za·ni·ta

 (măn′zə-nē′tə)
n.
Any of several evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Arctostaphylos of the heath family, native to the Pacific coast of North America, especially A. manzanita, having white or pink flowers in drooping panicles and red berrylike fruit.

[Spanish, diminutive of manzana, apple; see manchineel.]
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manzanita

(ˌmænzəˈniːtə)
n
(Botany) an evergreen shrub of western North America
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man•za•ni•ta

(ˌmæn zəˈni tə)

n., pl. -tas.
any of several W North American shrubs belonging to the genus Arctostaphylos, of the heath family.
[1840–50, Amer.; < Sp, diminutive of manzana apple]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manzanita - chiefly evergreen shrubs of warm dry areas of western North Americamanzanita - chiefly evergreen shrubs of warm dry areas of western North America
Arctostaphylos, genus Arctostaphylos - bearberry; manzanita
Arctostaphylos andersonii, heartleaf manzanita - erect California shrub having leaves with heart-shaped lobes at the base
Arctostaphylos manzanita, Parry manzanita - erect treelike shrub forming dense thickets and having drooping panicles of white or pink flowers and red berrylike drupes; California
Arctostaphylos tomentosa, downy manzanita, woolly manzanita - erect openly branched California shrub whose twigs are woolly when young
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.manzanita - evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berriesmanzanita - evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning
arbutus - any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America
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The chaparral is characterized by oaks (Quercus spp.), Mexican manzanita (Arctostaphylos pungens), yucca (Yucca filifera), sotol (Dasylirion acrotriche) and nopal (Opuntia spp.); oak forests are dominated by oaks, Mexican manzanita, catclaw (Mimosa monancistra) and jarilla (Dodonaea viscosa); and natural grasslands include Eragostis spp., Mulhenbergia spp., Aristida spp., and Stipa spp.