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sand myrtle

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.
Origin of sand myrtle
1805-15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sometimes the path would disappear from sight in masses of hudsonia and sand-myrtle.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • The path ran into a tangle of sand-myrtle, with vivid little oval green leaves and feathery white, pink-centred blossoms.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville

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