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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish manzanita

NounEdit

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, The Understanding Heart, Chapter VIII
      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.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

manzana +‎ -ita

NounEdit

manzanita f (plural manzanitas)

  1. Diminutive of manzana