shinleaf

noun
shin·​leaf | \ ˈshin-ˌlēf How to pronounce shinleaf (audio) \
plural shinleafs

Definition of shinleaf

: any of several wintergreens (especially Pyrola elliptica) with lustrous evergreen basal leaves and racemose white or pinkish flowers

First Known Use of shinleaf

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shinleaf was circa 1818

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“Shinleaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shinleaf. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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