Definition of arbutus in English:


Syllabification: ar·bu·tus
Pronunciation: /ärˈbyo͞otəs


  • Either of two evergreen plants of the family Ericaceae (heath family).
    • a tree or shrub of the genus Arbutus, which includes the strawberry tree. (in full trailing arbutus) a North American trailing plant that bears pink or white flowers (Epigaea repens). Also called mayflower
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    • 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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