arctostaphylos

noun
arc·​to·​staph·​y·​los | \ ˌärk-(ˌ)tō-ˈstaf-ə-ləs, -ˌläs How to pronounce arctostaphylos (audio) \

Medical Definition of arctostaphylos

1 capitalized : a genus of chiefly North American woody plants of the heath family (Ericaceae) with alternate evergreen leaves, nodding flowers, and fruits that are drupes
2 : a plant (as the bearberry) of the genus Arctostaphylos

Comments on arctostaphylos

What made you want to look up arctostaphylos? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that collects or salvages junk

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!