sand myrtle

sand myrtle
noun
low-growing evergreen shrub of New Jersey to Florida grown for its many white star-shaped flowers and glossy foliage
Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush
Member Holonyms: ↑Leiophyllum, ↑genus Leiophyllum

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noun
: a highly variable low-branching evergreen shrub (Leiophyllum buxifolium) of the family Ericaceae that has coriaceous leaves and small pink or white flowers in terminal clusters and occurs in upland regions of the southeastern United States

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an evergreen shrub, Leiophyllum buxifolium, of the heath family, native to the eastern U.S., having simple, leathery leaves and clusters of white or pink flowers.
[1805-15, Amer.]

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  • sand myrtle — ☆ sand myrtle n. a small, evergreen, white flowered plant (Leiophyllum buxifolium) of the heath family, native to the sand barrens of the SE U.S …   English World dictionary

  • sand myrtle — noun Date: 1814 a usually low branching evergreen southeastern United States shrub (Leiophyllum buxifolium) of the heath family …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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