Definition of arbutum, arbitum
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LNS
arbutum, arbutī
(arbitum, arbitī)
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. the fruit of the arbute or strawberrytree, the wild strawberry
  2. the arbute, strawberry-tree
  3. A tree
Abbreviations
arbutum (arbitum, Lucr. 5, 941), i, n. id., the fruit of the arbute or strawberrytree, the wild strawberry. Lit.: quae nunc hiberno tempore cernis Arbita puniceo fieri matura colore, Lucr. 5, 941: glandes atque arbuta vel pira lecta (as the food of man in the state of nature; cf. Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 4), id. 5, 963; so Verg. G. 1, 148; 2, 520.

— Meton. = arbutus, the arbute or strawberry-tree: jubeo frondentia capris Arbuta sufficere, i. e. frondes arbuti, that you give the goats a supply of arbuteshoots, Verg. G. 3, 300; cf. id. E. 3, 82; so id. G. 4, 181.

— A tree, in gen., Rutil. Itin. 1, 31. (The gram. Phocas considers arbuta in the signif. A. and B. as heterogen. from arbutus; v. Phoc. Ars, p. 1706 P., p. 338 Lind.)
 
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