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sand myrtle

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  1. an evergreen shrub, Leiophyllum buxifolium, of the heath family, native to the eastern U.S., having simple, leathery leaves and clusters of white or pink flowers.

Origin of sand myrtle

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for sand myrtle

Historical Examples

  • Sometimes the path would disappear from sight in masses of hudsonia and sand-myrtle.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville

  • The path ran into a tangle of sand-myrtle, with vivid little oval green leaves and feathery white, pink-centred blossoms.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville