Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several deciduous or evergreen shrubs of the genera Leucothoe, Lyonia, and Pieris, having clusters of small bell-shaped white or pink flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An erica-ceous evergreen shrub, Andromeda nitida, of the pine-barrens of the southern United States. It bears numerous fragrant white flowers in axillary clusters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An ornamental evergreen shrub (Pieris floribunda) of the Southeastern U. S. having small white bell-shaped flowers.
  • noun A showy evergreen shrub (Lyonia lucida) of the Southeastern U. S. with shiny leaves and angled branches and umbel-like clusters of pink to reddish flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several heathlike shrubs, especially:

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

  • noun showy evergreen shrub of southeastern United States with shiny leaves and angled branches and clusters of pink to reddish flowers that resemble an umbel
  • noun showy evergreen shrub of southeastern United States with shiny leaves and angled branches and clusters of pink to reddish flowers that resemble an umbel
  • noun ornamental evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having small white bell-shaped flowers

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Examples

  • Seeps in sand hills support acid bog species including southern sweetbay, gallberry, wax-myrtles, fetterbush, insectivorous plants, orchids, and wild azalea.

    Ecoregions of Louisiana (EPA)

  • The most common plants are evergreen trees (loblolly bay, red bay, and sweet bay), and evergreen shrubs (titi, fetterbush, and zenobia).

    Pocosins

  • Then a man emerged from a grove of fetterbush and hoptree.

    The Unquiet

  • Then a man emerged from a grove of fetterbush and hoptree.

    The Unquiet

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