Definition of arbutus in English:

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arbutus

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.
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.

Words that rhyme with arbutus

Brutus

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