Definitions of wintergreen
  1. noun
    any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola
    synonyms: pyrola
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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
  2. noun
    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
  3. noun
    spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
    synonyms: boxberry, checkerberry, spiceberry, teaberry
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    any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
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