manzanita definition by Webster's New World
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any of several shrubs or small trees (genus Arctostaphylos) of the heath family, found in the W U.S.
Origin: American Spanish ; from Spanish diminutive of manzana, apple: see manchineel
manzanita definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of several evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Arctostaphylos of the Pacific coast of North America, especially A. manzanita, bearing white or pink flowers in drooping panicles and producing red berrylike drupes.
Origin: Spanish, diminutive of manzana, apple; see manchineel.