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sand myrtle

noun
  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.
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Origin of sand myrtle

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

Historical Examples of sand myrtle

  • 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