Also called arbutus, mayflower. a creeping eastern North American plant, Epigaea repens, of the heath family, having leathery, oval leaves and terminal clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers.
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How to use trailing arbutus in a sentence
She lifted a small cluster of trailing arbutus and gave it to David.Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
Little girls were not allowed to invade the grove except in early spring for trailing arbutus.Still Jim | Honor Willsie Morrow
The trailing arbutus or may-flower of N. America, a plant with fragrant and beautiful blossoms, is Epiga repens, of the same nat.
She was literally a bower of trailing arbutus, as sprays of that spring flower were fastened all over her gown.Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer | Rena I. Halsey
The trailing arbutus gave out delicate pink blossoms, and the south wind blew apart the petals of the anemone.A Cumberland Vendetta | John Fox, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for trailing arbutus
a creeping evergreen ericaceous plant, Epigaea repens, of E North America, having clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers: Also called: mayflower
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