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 (such 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 Students

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

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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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