Definition of arbutus in English:

arbutus

Syllabification: ar·bu·tus
Pronunciation: /ärˈbyo͞otəs
 
/

noun

Either of two evergreen plants of the family Ericaceae (heath family).
More example sentences
  • We ran to daycare together and pointed out all the arbutus trees along the way.
  • But it seemed so distant from where he sat now, with mosquitoes biting at his wrists and a wilted arbutus on the sill.
  • Also known as arbutus or madrona, these large, red-barked trees cling to the cliffs above Puget Sound like well-muscled rock climbers.

Origin

from Latin.

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