Labrador tea


: a low-growing ericaceous evergreen shrub (Ledum groenlandicum) chiefly of northern North America with white or creamy bell-shaped flowers and leaves sometimes used in making tea
also : a related shrub (L. glandulosum) of western North America

Word History

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Labrador tea was in 1767

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“Labrador tea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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