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arctostaphylos


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Manzanita  \Man`za*ni"ta\,  n.  [Sp.,  dim.  of  munzana  an  apple.] 
  (Bot.) 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Arctostaphylos 
  n  :  bearberry;  manzanita  [syn:  {Arctostaphylos},  {genus 
  Arctostaphylos}] 




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