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ar·bu·tus

 (är-byo͞o′təs)
n.
1. Any of various broad-leaved evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Arbutus of the heath family, including the madrone and the strawberry tree, that are native chiefly to warm temperate regions of the Americas and Europe.
2. The trailing arbutus.

[Latin arbutus.]

arbutus

(ɑːˈbjuːtəs)
n, pl -tuses
1. (Plants) any of several temperate ericaceous shrubs of the genus Arbutus, esp the strawberry tree of S Europe. They have clusters of white or pinkish flowers, broad evergreen leaves, and strawberry-like berries
2. (Botany) any of several temperate ericaceous shrubs of the genus Arbutus, esp the strawberry tree of S Europe. They have clusters of white or pinkish flowers, broad evergreen leaves, and strawberry-like berries
3. (Plants) See trailing arbutus
[C16: from Latin; related to arbor tree]

ar•bu•tus

(ɑrˈbyu təs)

n., pl. -tus•es.
1. any evergreen tree or shrub of the genus Arbutus, of the heath family, esp. A. unedo, of S Europe, with scarlet berries.
[1545–55; < New Latin, Latin: the wild strawberry tree]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arbutus - any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and Americaarbutus - any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America
genus Arbutus - large evergreen shrubs and trees of southern Europe and western North America: strawberry tree; madrona
Arbutus menziesii, madrona, madrono, manzanita - 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 unedo, Irish strawberry, strawberry tree - small evergreen European shrubby tree bearing many-seeded scarlet berries that are edible but bland; of Ireland, southern Europe, Asia Minor
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Translations

arbutus

[ɑːˈbjuːtəs] Nmadroño m

arbutus

nArbutus m
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