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arbŭtum (arbĭtum , Lucr. 5, 941), i, n. id.,
I.the fruit of the arbute or strawberrytree, the wild strawberry.
I. 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.—
II. Meton.
A. = 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.—
B. 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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