1. [syn: trailing arbutus, mayflower, Epigaea repens]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Arbutus \Ar"bu*tus\, Arbute \Ar"bute\, n. [L. arbutus, akin to
The strawberry tree, a genus of evergreen shrubs, of the
Heath family. It has a berry externally resembling the
strawberry; the arbute tree.
Trailing arbutus (Bot.), a creeping or trailing plant of
the Heath family (Epig[ae]a repens), having white or
usually rose-colored flowers with a delicate fragrance,
growing in small axillary clusters, and appearing early in
the spring; in New England known as mayflower; -- called
also ground laurel. --Gray.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: low-growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with
leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white
flowers [syn: trailing arbutus, mayflower, Epigaea