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manzanita

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noun man·za·ni·ta \ˌman-zə-ˈnē-tə\

Definition of manzanita

  1. :  any of various western North American evergreen shrubs (genus Arctostaphylos) of the heath family with alternate leaves



Origin of manzanita

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish manzana apple


First Known Use: 1846

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