manzanita

noun
man·​za·​ni·​ta | \ ˌman-zə-ˈnē-tə How to pronounce manzanita (audio) \

Definition of manzanita

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

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The moisture content of manzanita and chemise, two plants scientists regularly measure to gauge fire risk across California, is about 20% higher now in the Bay Area than average, Clements said. Paul Rogers, chicagotribune.com, "Why California is having its mildest fire season in 20 years," 26 Aug. 2019 The moisture content of manzanita and chemise, two plants scientists regularly measure to gauge fire risk across California, is about 20 percent higher now in the Bay Area than average, Clements said. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, "Why California is having its mildest fire season in 20 years," 23 Aug. 2019 In Kings Canyon, firefighters returned in June to burn different segments along a narrow strip of pines, cedars and manzanita between the raging Kings River and a road that ends in the canyon. Washington Post, "Fighting fire with fire underused in US West despite goals," 12 Aug. 2019 In Kings Canyon, firefighters returned in June to burn different segments along a narrow strip of pines, cedars and manzanita between the raging Kings River and a road that ends in the canyon. Brian Melley, The Denver Post, "U.S. West struggles to hit goals of fighting fire with fire," 12 Aug. 2019 The paths are surrounded by vegetation and water-wise plants such as succulents, honeysuckle, pincushion flowers, manzanita and more. San Diego Union-Tribune, "La Mesa couple wins Otay Water District contest," 22 July 2019 For those looking for a lakeside campsite on a backpacking trek here, the extra leg to Harrington could provide a nightmare of manzanita and brush, as if caught in a spider web. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Finding solitude on one of California’s prettiest trails," 10 July 2019 Eventually, the initial plants give way to slower growing, woody species such as manzanita, toyon, lemonade berry and sages. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Native plants return to fire-scorched hillsides in Carlsbad," 17 June 2019 Since buying the property in 2000, Carter has developed its 85 woodsy acres — rooted here are madrone, Douglas fir, manzanita and the most easterly redwoods in the country — into a community for artists. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Studio visit with Richard Carter in his 1874 Napa County farmhouse," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of manzanita

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for manzanita

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish manzana apple

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