Definition of arbutus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ärˈbyo͞odəs/


Either of two evergreen plants of the family Ericaceae (heath family).
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.


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Words that rhyme with arbutus


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Syllabification: ar·bu·tus

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