arc·to·staph·y·los .ärk-(.)tō-'staf-ə-ləs, -.läs n
1) cap a genus of chiefly No. American woody plants of the heath family (Ericaceae) with alternate evergreen leaves, nodding flowers, and fruits that are drupes
2) a plant (as the bearberry) of the genus Arctostaphylos

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Arc·to·staph·y·los (ahrk″to-stafґə-lōs) a genus of North American evergreen plants of the family Ericaceae. A. uva-urґsi is the bearberry or uva ursi, a shrub whose leaves are used medicinally (see uva ursi). A. manzaniґta Parry is manzanita, a small shrub or tree of the western United States whose leaves are used as a medicinal tea, astringent, tonic, and diuretic.

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  • Arctostaphylos — noun bearberry; manzanita • Syn: ↑genus Arctostaphylos • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Ericaceae, ↑family Ericaceae, ↑heath family …   Useful english dictionary

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