arbutus

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English[edit]

fruit of the strawberry tree (Arbutus)
Trailing arbutus
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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin Arbutus (genus name), from Latin arbutus.

Noun[edit]

arbutus (plural arbutuses)

  1. A flowering plant in the genus Arbutus: the strawberry tree.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, volume 3, chapter 10
      Many nights,though autumnal mists were spread around, I pssed under an ilex - many times I have supped on arbutus berries and chestnuts, making a fire, gypsylike, on the ground [...]
  2. Epigaea repens, the mayflower, the trailing arbutus.
  3. Arbute; the wood of the strawberry tree.

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Related to arbor.

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Noun[edit]

arbutus m (genitive arbutī); second declension

  1. (botany) The strawberry tree.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative arbutus arbutī
genitive arbutī arbutōrum
dative arbutō arbutīs
accusative arbutum arbutōs
ablative arbutō arbutīs
vocative arbute arbutī

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References[edit]

  • arbutus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • arbutus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • arbutus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • arbutus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers