Definition of Creeping wintergreen
1. 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.
Terms within: Boxberry, Checkerberry, Spiceberry, Teaberry, Wintergreen
Terms within: Oil Of Wintergreen, Wintergreen Oil
Group relationships: Gaultheria, Genus Gaultheria
Generic synonyms: Shrublet
Lexicographical Neighbors of Creeping Wintergreen
Literary usage of Creeping wintergreen
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Of the latter, the best known is G. procumbens, the familiar aromatic or creeping wintergreen, known in different localities as checkerberry (a name ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"... Pennsylvania, Virginia and other mountainous states of the East, and as far west as Michigan, Fig. 725. Spring or creeping wintergreen ..."