Definition of arbutus in English:

arbutus

Line breaks: ar¦bu|tus
Pronunciation: /ɑːˈbjuːtəs
 
, ˈɑːbjʊtəs
 
/

noun

  • An evergreen tree or shrub of a genus that includes the strawberry tree. See also trailing arbutus.
    • Genus Arbutus, family Ericaceae
    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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