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 for Arbutus
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) :

      n 1: any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of
           temperate Europe and America

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Arbutus, MD -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland
     Population (2000):    20116
     Housing Units (2000): 8380
     Land area (2000):     6.502061 sq. miles (16.840261 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.001829 sq. miles (0.004737 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.503890 sq. miles (16.844998 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            01975
     Located within:       Maryland (MD), FIPS 24
     Location:             39.244406 N, 76.693928 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Arbutus, MD

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