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Manzanita   Listen
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manzanita  n.  (Bot.) 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.






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"Manzanita" Quotes from Famous Books



... feet above the river there is a slightly dimpled plateau diversified with aspen and willow groves and mossy meadows. At "Wilson's," one and a half miles from the river, the ground is carpeted with dwarf manzanita and the blessed Linnaea borealis, and forested with small pines, spruces, and aspens, the tallest fifty ...
— Travels in Alaska • John Muir



Words linked to "Manzanita" :   madrona, heartleaf manzanita, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, madrono, shrub, Arctostaphylos manzanita, woolly manzanita



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