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trailing arbutus

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.
Origin of trailing arbutus
1775-85 Unabridged
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  • The understory is typical of northern dry-mesic forest but quite varied with moccasin flower, trailing arbutus, and pipsissewa.
  • Each month has its own special offering, from the delicate trailing arbutus of early spring to the asters and goldenrod of fall.
  • trailing arbutus and butterwort are among the earliest flowers to bloom.
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British Dictionary definitions for trailing arbutus

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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