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sand myrtle

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noun

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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Nearby words

sand leek, sand lily, sand lizard, sand lovegrass, sand martin, sand myrtle, sand painting, sand pear, sand perch, sand pile, sand rat

Origin of sand myrtle

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sand myrtle

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

    Everyday Adventures|Samuel Scoville