noun, plural ar·bu·tus·es.
Origin of arbutus
Examples from the Web for arbutus
Every hill is covered with Arbutus alpina, variegated with Andromeda crulea and Trientalis europa.Lachesis Lapponica|Carl von Linn
And among them, brightest and greenest of them all, the arbutus!A Little Tour In Ireland|S. Reynolds Hole
Colomba stopped before the heap of foliage, broke off an arbutus branch, and cast it on the pile.Columba|Prosper Merimee
And Theophrastus tells us, "The (as he calls it) is the tree which bears the arbutus berry."
My goats eat cytisus, and goatswort, and tread the lentisk shoots, and lie at ease among the arbutus.Theocritus, Bion and Moschus|Theocritus