wild lily of the valley

Definition of wild lily of the valley

3 : either of two wintergreens of the genus Pyrola:
a : a plant (P. elliptica) with oblong leaves and white to pinkish flowers that is probably native to Japan but widely distributed in North America
b : a plant (P. rotundifolia) with rounded leaves and very fragrant creamy white flowers that is widely distributed in northerly parts of both Old and New Worlds; especially : false wintergreen

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