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  • n. Any of the genus Epacris of shrubs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of shrubs, natives of Australia, New Zealand, etc., having pretty white, red, or purple blossoms, and much resembling heaths.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the order Epacridaceæ, of 25 shrubby, heath-like species, mostly Australian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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