from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of the order Epacridaceæ, of 25 shrubby, heath-like species, mostly Australian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of shrubs, natives of Australia, New Zealand, etc., having pretty white, red, or purple blossoms, and much resembling heaths.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun botany Any of the
genusEpacris of shrubs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any heathlike evergreen shrub of the genus Epacris grown for their showy and crowded spikes of small bell-shaped or tubular flowers
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Seaside plants and high alpine plants of different orders are often much alike; and innumerable resemblances of this kind are recorded in the names of plants, as Veronica epacridea (the veronica like an epacris),