Arbutus Name Meaning & Origin
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Arbutus is a type of flowering plant.
Arbutus fruits are used to make jams, beverages, and liqueurs (such as the Portuguese medronho, a type of strong brandy, or Albanian raki). In folk medicine, the plant has been used for antiseptic, astringent, intoxicant, rheumatism, and tonic purposes.
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My husband's grandmother was named Arbutus. Her nickname was Bootie, but she mostly went by her middle name.
The Pacific Madrona (a tree in the Arbutus family) has beautiful dark red and spring green bark.
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Arbutus was originally a Latin name for an evergreen flowering plant also known as a strawberry tree or cain apple (it bears red, edible fruits).
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Arbutus Records, a Montreal-based record label