fetterbush meaning

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Noun: fetterbush  'fetur`bûsh
  1. Ornamental evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having small white bell-shaped flowers
    - mountain fetterbush, mountain andromeda, Pieris floribunda 
  2. Showy evergreen shrub of southeastern United States with shiny leaves and angled branches and clusters of pink to reddish flowers that resemble an umbel
    - fetter bush, shiny lyonia, Lyonia lucida

Derived forms: fetterbushes, fetter bushes

Type of: bush, shrub

Part of: genus Lyonia, genus Pieris, Lyonia, Pieris

Encyclopedia: Fetterbush


  1. The fetterbush then sends out branches that emerge near the top of the tree.
  2. The mountain fetterbush is less subject to damage from the Azalea lacebug that often infests the Japanese species.
  3. The thick, shrub layer is composed of fetterbush, greenbrier vines, inkberry, and loblolly-bay.
  4. The climbing fetterbush ( " Pieris phillyreifolia " ) is a woody shrub-vine which climbs without clinging roots, tendrils, or thorns.

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