Definition of Manzanita

1. Noun. Chiefly evergreen shrubs of warm dry areas of western North America.




2. Noun. Evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning.
Exact synonyms: Arbutus Menziesii, Madrona, Madrono
Generic synonyms: Arbutus

Definition of Manzanita

1. n. A name given to several species of Arctostaphylos, but mostly to A. glauca and A. 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.

Definition of Manzanita

1. Noun. Any evergreen shrub or tree of the subgenus ''Manzanita'' of the genus ''Arctostaphylos'', having smooth red or orange bark and stiff, twisting branches. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manzanita

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Medical Definition of Manzanita

1. A name given to several species of Arctostaphylos, but mostly to A. Glauca and A. 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. Origin: Sp, dim. Of munzana an apple. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manzanita

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many thanks
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manycore
manyfold
manyness
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manyplies
manzamine
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manzanilla
manzanillas
manzanita (current term)
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manzello
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manœuverability
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maormor
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Literary usage of Manzanita

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1. The Natural Wealth of California: Comprising Early History; Geography by Titus Fey Cronise (1868)
"Oaks—Cedars—Firs—California Nutmeg—California Yew Tree—Laurel—manzanita— Madrona—Horse Chestnut, or Buckeye—Shrub* and Plants—Poison ..."

2. An Excursion to California Over the Prairie, Rocky Mountains, and Great by William Kelly (1851)
"... Scenery—Measurement of some Trees—Grizly Bear and Family—Moonlight Travel in the Mountain Pines—No Fruit; no Birds—Fertile Basin— The manzanita — Indian ..."

3. A Manual of organic materia medica by John Michael Maisch (1890)
"Properties.—Astringent, tonic, diuretic, nephritic. Dose, 1 to 4 grams (gr. xv-5j), in decoction or fluid extract. ARCTOSTAPHYLOS GLAUCA.—manzanita. ..."

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