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wintergreen

noun win·ter·green \ˈwin-tər-ˌgrēn\

Definition of WINTERGREEN

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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First Known Use of WINTERGREEN

1548
WINTERGREEN Defined for Kids

wintergreen

noun win·ter·green \ˈwin-tər-ˌgrēn\

Definition of WINTERGREEN for Kids

:  a low evergreen plant with shiny leaves which produce an oil used in medicine and flavoring
Medical Dictionary

wintergreen

noun win·ter·green \ˈwint-ər-ˌgrēn\

Medical Definition of WINTERGREEN

1
:  any plant of the genus Gaultheria; especially :  a low evergreen plant (G. procumbens) with white flowers and spicy red berries
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