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 genus Epacris 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),

    Darwinism (1889)


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