[ man-zuh-nee-tuh ]
/ ˌmæn zəˈni tə /


any of several western North American shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Arctostaphylos, of the heath family, having leathery leaves and clusters of white to pink flowers.
the fruit of one of these shrubs.

Origin of manzanita

1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish, diminutive of manzana apple; see manchineel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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