manzanita

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

manzanita (plural manzanitas)

  1. Any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Arctostaphylos, having smooth red or orange bark and stiff, twisting branches.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, The Understanding Heart, Chapter VIII
      The horse groaned and started his running walk down the trail; Uncle Charley pursued him, breaking a twig off a manzanita bush and handing it up to Monica, who flailed the sorry brute across the shoulders and rump.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

manzana +‎ -ita

Noun[edit]

manzanita f (plural manzanitas)

  1. Diminutive of manzana