Definition of arbutus
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Orthography ID = 2004163
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LNS
arbutus, arbutī
kindr. with arbor, since the arbutus was abundant in Italy
noun (f., 2nd declension)
  1. the wild strawberry-tree, the arbute, arbutus
Abbreviations
arbutus, i, f. kindr. with arbor, since the arbutus was abundant in Italy, the wild strawberry-tree, the arbute, arbutus: Arbutus unedo, Linn.; Ov. M. 10, 102; cf. Verg. G. 2, 69; Col. 7, 9, 6; 8, 10, 4; Plin. 15, 24, 28, § 99; 23, 8, 79, § 151 al.; its fruit, like that of the oak, was anciently the food of men; cf. arbutum. Under it the goats were fond of grazing: dulce satis umor, depulsis arbutus haedis, etc., Verg. E. 3, 82; so Hor. C. 1, 17, 5; and idle men of reposing: nunc viridi membra sub arbuto Stratus, Hor. C. 1, 1, 21.
 
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