trailing arbutus


noun

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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Origin of trailing arbutus

First recorded in 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for trailing arbutus

trailing arbutus

noun

a creeping evergreen ericaceous plant, Epigaea repens, of E North America, having clusters of fragrant pink or white flowersAlso called: mayflower
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