wintergreen


wintergreen
noun Date: 1548 1. any of a genus (Pyrola of the family Pyrolaceae, the wintergreen family) of evergreen perennial herbs (as the shinleafs) that have basal leaves and racemose flowers 2. a. any of a genus (Gaultheria) of evergreen plants of the heath family; especially a low creeping evergreen shrub (G. procumbens) of North America with white flowers and spicy red berries — compare checkerberry b. (1) an essential oil from this plant (2) the flavor of this oil <
wintergreen lozenges
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.