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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish manzanita, so named because the fruits look like little apples.

Noun edit

manzanita (plural manzanitas)

  1. Any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Arctostaphylos, especially Arctostaphylos manzanita, having smooth red or orange bark and stiff, twisting branches.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, chapter VIII, in The Understanding Heart:
      The horse groaned and started his running walk down the trail; Uncle Charley pursued him, breaking a twig off a manzanita bush and handing it up to Monica, who flailed the sorry brute across the shoulders and rump.

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Spanish edit

Etymology edit

From manzana +‎ -ita.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /manθaˈnita/ [mãn̟.θaˈni.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /mansaˈnita/ [mãn.saˈni.t̪a]
  • Rhymes: -ita
  • Syllabification: man‧za‧ni‧ta

Noun edit

manzanita f (plural manzanitas)

  1. Diminutive of manzana

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