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wintergreen (n.)

type of plant, 1540s, from winter (n.) + green (n.). So called from keeping green through the winter.

updated on April 17, 2015

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Definitions of wintergreen from WordNet

wintergreen (n.)
any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola;
Synonyms: pyrola
wintergreen (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;
Synonyms: teaberry / checkerberry / mountain tea / groundberry / ground-berry / creeping wintergreen / Gaultheria procumbens
wintergreen (n.)
spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil;
Synonyms: boxberry / checkerberry / teaberry / spiceberry
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