from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of plants having only one species, the alpine azalea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ericaceous plants of the tribe Rhodoreæ, characterized by a campanulate corolla, on which the five stamens are inserted, and by having the leaves opposite.
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- n. one species: alpine azalea
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Black spruce and dwarf larch Larix larieina scrub colonises exposed moraines, giving way to an ericaceous shrub formation in the more exposed and unstable areas with alpine bearberry Anctostaphylos alpina, alpine azalea Loiseleuria procumbens and diapensia.