from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Arctostaphylos of the Pacific coast of North America, especially A. manzanita, bearing white or pink flowers in drooping panicles and producing red berrylike drupes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Arctostaphylos, having smooth red or orange bark and stiff, twisting branches.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name given to several species of Arctostaphylos, but mostly 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 berries, which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Arctostaphylos, found in the western United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chiefly evergreen shrubs of warm dry areas of western North America
- n. evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning
Spanish, diminutive of manzana, apple; see manchineel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)