manzanita definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few evergreen bushes or tiny woods of this genus Arctostaphylos of this Pacific coast of North America, particularly A. manzanita, bearing white or pink plants in drooping panicles and creating red berrylike drupes.
    • Any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Arctostaphylos, having smooth red or orange bark and stiff, twisting branches.
    • A name directed at a number of types of Arctostaphylos, but mainly to Arctostaphylos glauca and Arctostaphylos pungens, shrubs of California, Oregon, etc., with reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red fruits, which are considered a favorite meals regarding the grizzly bear.
    • One of several shrubs or small trees of this genus Arctostaphylos, found in the western usa.
    • chiefly evergreen shrubs of hot dried out aspects of western united states
    • evergreen tree for the Pacific coastline of the united states having shiny leathery leaves and orange-red edible fruits; wood used for furnishings and bark for tanning

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