arbutus

See also: Arbutus

EnglishEdit

 
fruit of the strawberry tree (Arbutus)

EtymologyEdit

From translingual Arbutus, from Latin arbutus.

NounEdit

arbutus (plural arbutuses)

  1. Any flowering plant in the genus Arbutus: the strawberry tree.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, volume 3, chapter 10
      Many nights, though autumnal mists were spread around, I passed under an ilex - many times I have supped on arbutus berries and chestnuts, making a fire, gypsy-like, on the ground []
  2. Epigaea repens, the mayflower, the trailing arbutus.
    • 1859, Ferna Vale, Natalie; or, A Gem Among the Sea-Weeds
      Ah, who is he,—on whom young men and maidens look with pitying eye? to whom the old man lifts his hat, and little children cease from their sports as he passes, and quietly slip the innocent daisy, or the sweet-scented arbutus into his hand, which they have culled from the wide commons, where, they have been told, the good Sea-flower loved to stray.
  3. Arbute; the wood of the strawberry tree.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From arbor (tree) +‎ -tus (adjective-forming suffix). Doublet of arbustus.

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NounEdit

arbutus f (genitive arbutī); second declension

  1. strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo)
    Synonym: unedō

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative arbutus arbutī
Genitive arbutī arbutōrum
Dative arbutō arbutīs
Accusative arbutum arbutōs
Ablative arbutō arbutīs
Vocative arbute arbutī

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ReferencesEdit

  • arbutus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • arbutus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • arbutus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • arbutus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Genaust, Helmut (1996), “Árbutus”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen (in German), 3rd edition, Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, →ISBN, page 73a