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arbutus

Definitions of arbutus
  1. noun
    any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America
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    types:
    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
    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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