Definition of gaywings
: a common trailing perennial milkwort (Polygala paucifolia) of eastern North America having leaves suggesting those of the wintergreen and rosy purple or occasionally white flowers with winged sepals and fringed crest on the corolla —called also flowering wintergreen, fringed polygala
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