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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wintergreen  \Win"ter*green`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  which  keeps  its  leaves  green  through  the  winter. 
 
  Note:  In  England,  the  name  wintergreen  is  applied  to  the 
  species  of  {Pyrola}  which  in  America  are  called 
  {English  wintergreen},  and  {shin  leaf}  (see  Shin  leaf, 
  under  {Shin}.)  In  America,  the  name  wintergreen  is 
  given  to  {Gaultheria  procumbens},  a  low  evergreen 
  aromatic  plant  with  oval  leaves  clustered  at  the  top  of 
  a  short  stem,  and  bearing  small  white  flowers  followed 
  by  red  berries;  --  called  also  {checkerberry},  and 
  sometimes  though  improperly,  {partridge  berry}. 
 
  {Chickweed  wintergreen},  a  low  perennial  primulaceous  herb 
  ({Trientalis  Americana});  --  also  called  {star  flower}. 
 
  {Flowering  wintergreen},  a  low  plant  ({Polygala  paucifolia}) 
  with  leaves  somewhat  like  those  of  the  wintergreen 
  ({Gaultheria}),  and  bearing  a  few  showy,  rose-purple 
  blossoms. 
 
  {Spotted  wintergreen},  a  low  evergreen  plant  ({Chimaphila 
  maculata})  with  ovate,  white-spotted  leaves. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Checkerberry  \Check"er*ber`ry\  (-b[e^]r"r[y^]),  n.;  pl 
  {Checkerberries}.  (Bot.) 
  A  spicy  plant  and  its  bright  red  berry;  the  wintergreen 
  ({Gaultheria  procumbens}).  Also  incorrectly  applied  to  the 
  partridge  berry  ({Mitchella  repens}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  checkerberry 
  n  1:  creeping  shrub  of  eastern  North  America  having  white 
  bell-shaped  flowers  followed  by  spicy  red  berrylike 
  fruit  and  shiny  aromatic  leaves  that  yield  wintergreen 
  oil  [syn:  {teaberry},  {wintergreen},  {mountain  tea},  {groundberry}, 
  {creeping  wintergreen},  {Gaultheria  procumbens}] 
  2:  spicy  red  berrylike  fruit;  source  of  wintergreen  oil  [syn:  {wintergreen}, 
  {boxberry},  {teaberry},  {spiceberry}] 




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