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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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 repens]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trailing \Trail"ing\, a. & vb. n. from Trail. [1913 Webster] Trailing arbutus. (Bot.) See under Arbutus. Trailing spring, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as to assist in deadening any shock which may occur. --Weale. Trailing wheel, a hind wheel of a locomotive when it is not a driving wheel; also, one of the hind wheels of a carriage. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arbutus \Ar"bu*tus\, Arbute \Ar"bute\, n. [L. arbutus, akin to arbor tree.] The strawberry tree, a genus of evergreen shrubs, of the Heath family. It has a berry externally resembling the strawberry; the arbute tree. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

trailing arbutus 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 repens]