Shinleaf meaning

shĭn'lēf'
Any of various Eurasian and North American woodland perennial herbs of the genus Pyrola of the heath family, especially P. elliptica, having a basal cluster of elliptic to oblong leaves and white to pink flowers.
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Any of a genus (Pyrola) of plants of the heath family, with slender stalks having small, rounded evergreen leaves at the base and racemes of globular flowers.
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A perennial ericaceous herb (Pyrola elliptica) with a cluster of radical leaves and a raceme of greenish-white flowers.
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Origin of shinleaf

  • Probably from the use of its leaves in plasters for sore legs
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition