wintergreen

Definitions of wintergreen
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n any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola

Synonyms:
pyrola
Types:
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Pyrola americana, Pyrola rotundifolia americana, false wintergreen
evergreen of eastern North America with leathery leaves and numerous white flowers
Pyrola minor, lesser wintergreen
the common wintergreen having many-flowered racemes of pink-tinged white flowers; Europe and North America
Pyrola elliptica, shinleaf, wild lily of the valley
North American evergreen with small pinkish bell-shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters
Pyrola rotundifolia, wild lily of the valley
evergreen with rounded leaves and very fragrant creamy-white flowers; widely distributed in northern parts of Old and New Worlds
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

n creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil

n spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil

Synonyms:
boxberry, checkerberry, spiceberry, teaberry
Type of:
berry
any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves

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