What does the word arbutus mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The Mayflower.

Usage examples for arbutus

  1. But grass was growing green in sheltered spots and Gilbert had found some pale, sweet arbutus in a hidden corner. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. Its use in New England in connection with the Trailing Arbutus dates from a very early day, some claiming that the first Pilgrims so used it in affectionate memory of the vessel and its English flower association. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  3. The faint hint of perfume from the hidden arbutus in early spring, and the violet; the azalea truly ambrosial with its pure honey- smell; the intense cloying clethra with the strange odor of its bruised foliage; the meadowsweet; the strong perfume of the barberry; and freshest, purest, best of all, the bayberry throwing off balm from every leaf and berry. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle