Definitions

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  • n. Any of several viburnums of eastern North America and other viburnums that have naturalized in North America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shrub (Viburnum dentatum) growing in damp woods and thickets; -- so called from the long, straight, slender shoots. Also, any of several other similar small trees whose straight shoots were used for making arrows.

Etymologies

arrow +‎ wood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There were winter flowering shrubs such as witch hazel, and arrowwood, which blossomed in spring and produced berries in the fall.

    The Roots of a Gardening Obsession

  • And meanwhile the spot is drinking in the spirits, and maybe the spirits in the alcohol are releasing the spirit in the land--maybe the alcohol is a libation, maybe the alcohol is a medium, and now the spirit of the land is out and about, the spirit of the apples and crabapples and arrowwood and briars and siberian olive and staghorn sumac...and the drinkers maybe sense this now, and so they return and return.

    Libation Bearers

  • Because 'Blue Muffin' is a mere 1/3rd the size of other varieties of arrowwood, expect it to max out at about 4' tall and 4' wide, i.e., low-management size.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Indigenous to the eastern United States, arrowwood was used by native Americans to carve arrows.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The uplands are now covered with dense shrub growth of arrowwood viburnum, bayberry, blueberry and shadbush, interspersed with red cedar, red maple, sapling oaks, pitch pine, black cherry, common greenbriar and blackberry.

    Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rhode Island

  • The uplands are now covered with a dense shrub growth of bayberry, blueberry, arrowwood, and shadbush interspersed with red cedar, red maple, black cherry, pitch pine and oak.

    Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rhode Island

  • She dropped down on the bench under the arrowwood shelter and let herself go.

    The Desert Fiddler

  • Available species include bald cypress, various dogwood, maple and oak varieties, arrowwood and nannyberry viburnum, black chokeberry, river birch, buttonbush, redbud, Norway spruce, eastern white pine and fragrant sumac.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • Out in the nursery, all of the arrowwood viburnums, rough-leaf dogwoods, deciduous hollies, and silverbells are just leafing out.

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  • In my garden, my 'Blue Muffin' arrowwood viburnum had visible egg-laying scars when I scouted this week.

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