- 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
Examples from the Web for manzanita
Historical Examples of manzanita
There were delightful drinks too, from the manzanita and the chia.Her Father's Daughter
There under a manzanita bush, huddled and still, lay a figure.
It is the roots and root-shoots of manzanita and other shrubs.Glimpses of Three Coasts
Helen Hunt Jackson
Here there was a spring, a thicket of manzanita, and a small ruin of a house.Motor Matt's Mystery
Stanley R. Matthews
Bald knolls are studded with manzanita, its red berry in harvest now.The Little Lady of Lagunitas
Richard Henry Savage