Wintergreen definition

wĭntər-grēn
Any of several similar or related plants, especially the pipsissewas and plants of the genus Pyrola.
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A creeping evergreen North American plant (Gaultheria procumbens) in the heath family, having solitary nodding white flowers, aromatic leaves, and spicy edible scarlet berries.
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An oil or flavoring obtained from this plant or certain other plants, such as sweet birch, or produced synthetically.
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Any of a number of similar plants, as the shinleaf or pipsissewa.
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A milkwort (Polygala paucifolia) with large, rose-lavender flowers.
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Any of several gaultherias; esp., a creeping subshrub (Gaultheria procumbens) having small, rounded evergreen leaves, bell-shaped, white flowers, and red, edible berries.
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An aromatic compound (oil of wintergreen) made from the leaves of this plant or the bark of a birch (Betula lenta), or synthetically from salicylic acid: sometimes used in medicine or as a flavoring.
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The flavor or anything flavored with it.
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Any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola.
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A North American creeping evergreen plant, Gaultheria procumbens, having solitary white flowers and aromatic leaves; the checkerberry or teaberry.
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The spicy red berries of this plant.
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The oil, methyl salicylate, obtained from these berries.
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The aroma of the oil, methyl salicylate, however derived.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wintergreen
Plural:
wintergreens

Origin of wintergreen

  • Translation of Dutch wintergroen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition