I was playing a spelling game and got this word. I tried looking it up on etymonline.com but I didn't get any search results? I assume it is from combining two English words, but I was wondering if anyone could produce a more specific answer?
A minniebush is a type of shrub, found in some parts of the East Coast of the United States. Its Latin name is Menziesia pilosum, and it looks like this:
The etymology of the name, from Merriam Webster is:
minnie- (irreg. fr. Archibald Menzies †1842 Scot. botanist) + bush
Since the plant was found by the botanist Archibald Menzies, both the scientific and common names for it are derived from his name.