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  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]: 
 
  Gaultheria  \Gaul*the"ri*a\,  n.  [NL.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  ericaceous  shrubs  with  evergreen  foliage,  and 
  often  edible  berries.  It  includes  the  American  winter-green 
  ({Gaultheria  procumbens}),  and  the  larger-fruited  salal  of 
  Northwestern  America  ({Gaultheria  Shallon}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Gaultheria 
  n  :  widely  distributed  genus  of  creeping  or  upright  evergreen 
  shrubs  [syn:  {Gaultheria},  {genus  Gaultheria}] 




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