from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of plants including the bearberry; manzanita.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of evergreen ericaceous shrubs, nearly related to Arbutus, and mostly natives of California and Mexico, where the larger species are known as manzanita, and are sometimes from 10 to 20 feet high.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bearberry; manzanita
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Near the middle of the main basin, just where the regularly formed medial and lateral moraines flatten out and disappear, there is a remarkably smooth field of gravel, planted with arctostaphylos, that looks at the distance of a mile like
Manzanitas arctostaphylos, of which we have 80-some species plus many varieties and cultivars, have small red berries - the eponymous "little apples" - that attract waxwings, mockingbirds, robins and scrub jays.