Definition of Wintergreen

1. Noun. Any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola.




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.

Definition of Wintergreen

1. n. A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter.

2. n. A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter.

Definition of Wintergreen

1. Noun. (obsolete) Any evergreen plant. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several evergreen perennials of the genus ''Pyrola'' ¹

3. Noun. A North American creeping evergreen plant, ''Gaultheria procumbens'', having solitary white flowers and aromatic leaves; the checkerberry or teaberry ¹

4. Noun. The spicy red berries of this plant ¹

5. Noun. The oil, methyl salicylate, obtained from these berries ¹

6. Noun. The aroma of the oil, methyl salicylate, however derived. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wintergreen

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Medical Definition of Wintergreen

1. A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter. In England, the name wintergreen is applied to the species of Pyrola which in America are called English wintergreen, and shin leaf (see Shin leaf, under Shin) In America, the name wintergreen is given to Gaultheria procumbens, a low evergreen aromatic plant with oval leaves clustered at the top of a short stem, and bearing small white flowers followed by red berries; called also checkerberry, and sometimes, though improperly, partridge berry. Chickweed wintergreen, a low perennial primulaceous herb (Trientalis Americana); also called star flower. Flowering wintergreen, a low plant (Polygala paucifolia) with leaves somewhat like those of the wintergreen (Gaultheria), and bearing a few showy, rose-purple blossoms. Spotted wintergreen, a low evergreen plant (Chimaphila maculata) with ovate, white-spotted leaves. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wintergreen

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