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2 definitions found
 for Epigaea repens
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arbutus \Ar"bu*tus\, Arbute \Ar"bute\, n. [L. arbutus, akin to
     arbor tree.]
     The strawberry tree, a genus of evergreen shrubs, of the
     Heath family. It has a berry externally resembling the
     strawberry; the arbute tree.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Trailing arbutus (Bot.), a creeping or trailing plant of
        the Heath family ({Epig[ae]a repens), having white or
        usually rose-colored flowers with a delicate fragrance,
        growing in small axillary clusters, and appearing early in
        the spring; in New England known as mayflower; -- called
        also ground laurel. --Gray.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Epigaea repens
      n 1: low-growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with
           leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white
           flowers [syn: trailing arbutus, mayflower, Epigaea
           repens]

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