ETYM Latin arbutus, akin to arbor tree.
Any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America.
Any evergreen shrub of the genus Arbutus of the heath family Ericaceae. The strawberry tree A. unedo is grown for its ornamental, strawberrylike fruit.
1. Any of a genus (Arbutus) of shrubs and trees of the heath family with white or pink flowers and red or orange berries.
2. A creeping plant (Epigaea repens) of the heath family that occurs in eastern North America and bears fragrant pink or white flowers in early spring.
conifer / kɑːnəfər /
Množina reči conifer je conifers.
Sinonimi: coniferous tree
Cone-bearing tree. Tree or shrub of the order Coniferales, in the gymnosperm or naked-seed-bearing group of plants. They are often pyramidal in form, with leaves that are either scaled or made up of needles; most are evergreen. Conifers include pines, spruces, firs, yews, junipers, monkey puzzles, and larches.
The reproductive organs are the male and female cones, and pollen is distributed by the wind. The seeds develop in the female cones. The processes of maturation, fertilization, and seed ripening may extend over several years. Most conifers grow quickly and can tolerate poor soil, steep slopes, and short growing seasons. Coniferous forests are widespread in Scandinavia and upland areas of the UK such as the Scottish Highlands, and are often planted in forestation schemes. Conifers also grow in woodland.