from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See sourwood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small ericaceous tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) whose leaves resemble those of the peach and have a sour taste. It is common along the Alleghanies. Called also sourwood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Oxydendrum.
  • n. The stagger-bush, Pieris Mariana.

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

  • n. deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves
  • n. Australian tree with acid foliage


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