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epacris


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epacris  \Ep"a*cris\  ([e^]p"[.a]*kr[i^]s),  n.  [NL.,  from  Gr 
  'e`pakros  pointed  at  the  end  So  called  in  allusion  to  the 
  sharply  pointed  leaves.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  shrubs,  natives  of  Australia,  New  Zealand,  etc., 
  having  pretty  white,  red,  or  purple  blossoms,  and  much 
  resembling  heaths. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epacris 
  n  :  any  heathlike  evergreen  shrub  of  the  genus  Epacris  grown  for 
  their  showy  and  crowded  spikes  of  small  bell-shaped  or 
  tubular  flowers 




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