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Definition of "manzanita" [man•za•ni•ta]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manzanita" in a sentence
  • "I do not think we have any "manzanita" - cannot think what tree you are looking at."
  • "The manzanita is another pretty bush, with pink bells that ripen to small scarlet apples in the fall."
  • "Shelley Estelle, Presidio TrustThe Franciscan manzanita, which is said to be thriving in its new, undisclosed spot at the Presidio."