sand myrtle


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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Origin of sand myrtle

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

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

    Everyday Adventures|Samuel Scoville