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.
- Arbutus menziesii
noun. chiefly evergreen shrubs of warm dry areas of western North America.
- genus Arctostaphylos
- Arctostaphylos manzanita
- Arctostaphylos andersonii
- woolly manzanita
- heartleaf manzanita
- Arctostaphylos tomentosa
- Parry manzanita
Example sentences of the word manzanita
Pink flower clusters bloom from April through June, followed by black, red or brown manzanita berries sometimes used to make beverages.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Fire-resistant manzanita, scrub oak and sage brush are some of the drought-hardy plants that pepper chaparral landscapes.