arbutus

noun ar·bu·tus \ är-ˈbyü-təs \

Definition of arbutus

1 :any of a genus (Arbutus) of shrubs and trees of the heath family with white or pink flowers and red or orange berries
2 :a creeping plant (Epigaea repens) of the heath family that occurs in eastern North America and bears fragrant pink or white flowers in early spring

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Origin and Etymology of arbutus

New Latin, from Latin, strawberry tree

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Arbutus

noun Ar·bu·tus \ är-ˈbyüt-əs \

medical Definition of Arbutus

:a genus of shrubs and trees of the heath family (Ericaceae) having white or pink flowers and scarlet berries and including some from which arbutin is obtained

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