arbutus

Part of speech: noun

The Mayflower.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Alice Morse Earle.