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fetterbush

[fet-er-boo sh] /ˈfɛt ərˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
an evergreen shrub, Lyonia lucida, of the heath family, native to the southern U.S., having clusters of fragrant, white flowers.
2.
a similar shrub, Pieris floribunda, having long upright clusters of small white flowers.
3.
any of several heathlike shrubs of the southern U.S.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; fetter + bush1; so called because it impedes walkers
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