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  • noun Plural form of manzanita.


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  • The sunset fires, refracted from the cloud-driftage of the autumn sky, bathed the canyon with crimson, in which ruddy-limbed mandronos and wine-wooded manzanitas burned and smoldered.


  • Here and there, in places, small twisted manzanitas were rooted precariously, but in the main, save for weeds and grass, that portion of the canon was bare.

    Chapter XXVII

  • After a stop over night and an exploration of the miniature-grand volcanic scene, we pulled on across the canyon and took the grade where the cicadas simmered audibly in the noon sunshine among the hillside manzanitas.


  • Again we climbed a ridge, this time riding under red-limbed madronos and manzanitas of deeper red.

    Chapter 18: The Shadow of Sonoma

  • Pepper and I made it over the mountain, through a stretch of pines, manzanitas, and red earth, then out to open country.

    Haunted Honeymoon

  • Dusk was coming down on the manzanitas and chinquapin of Chester, CA and turning them gold.


  • He slammed the truck door behind him sending a metal clangor through the manzanitas.


  •  Twenty feet above the shoreline, the manzanitas grew close together on sloping red clay banks.

    Anniversary Cruise

  • It consists of chamise and various manzanitas that are adapted to periodic occurrence of fire.

    California Coastal Chaparral Forest and Shrub Province (Bailey)

  • Higher up, cold chaparral dominated by manzanitas are interspersed with closed-cone pine forests, Coulter pine (Pinus coulteri) woodlands, and endemic bigcone Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga macrocarpa) communities.

    California montane chaparral and woodlands


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