strawberry bush


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strawberry bush

n.
An erect to straggly shrub (Euonymus americanus) of the eastern United States, having inconspicuous flowers and red fruit with bright orange-red seeds.
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strawberry bush

n
1. (Plants) an E North American shrub or small tree, Euonymus americanus, having pendulous capsules that split when ripe to reveal scarlet seeds: family Celastraceae
2. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants
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Noun1.strawberry bush - upright deciduous plant with crimson pods and seedsstrawberry bush - upright deciduous plant with crimson pods and seeds; the eastern United States from New York to Florida and Texas
Euonymus, genus Euonymus - widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.strawberry bush - hardy shrub of southeastern United States having clove-scented wood and fragrant red-brown flowersstrawberry bush - hardy shrub of southeastern United States having clove-scented wood and fragrant red-brown flowers
allspice - deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
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As for shrubs, Bell recommends the varieties below, which are followed by their scientific names: Dwarf Strawberry bush, Arbutus unedo Compacta; Wild lilac, Ceanothus Victoria; Rockrose, Cistus x hybridus; Sunrose, Helianthemum nummularium; Flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum; and Lavender, Lavandula spp.
Another native plant that is more renowned for its fruit than its flowers is strawberry bush, Euonymus americanus.
They include: bottlebrush buckeye, American beautyberry, red twig dogwood, strawberry bush, oakleaf hydrangea, Virginia sweetspire, eastern red cedar and inkberry, just to name a few.
Giuseppe Gonzalez (above), bartender at the Flatiron Lounge in New York City, won the 2007 Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition for best sherry cocktail with his Madrono (Strawberry Bush) Cobbler.