Winter-green

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Winter-green a plant of genus Pyrola, also of Chimaphila: a plant of genus Gualtheria, whose oil is an aromatic stimulant, used chiefly in flavouring confectionery and syrups
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. winter; Ger. winter; of uncertain origin; not conn. with wind.

Usage

In literature:

But this winter Green Valley women were so stirred and roused that they thought of other things beside the price of coal and sugar and yarn.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
A very ornamental deciduous shrub, but often green throughout the winter.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
In the cold winter of 1835, I took, at Troy, the old summer stage, at midnight, to cross the Green Mountains.
"Theory of Circulation by Respiration" by Emma Willard
These make excellent greens for winter and spring use.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
Everything was lovely and green in Florida now, though it was the middle of what is called winter in the North.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
Her mittens were red this winter, with a red-and-green fringe around the wrists.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
He has been obliged to pass the winter at Green Bay.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
They will grow and keep green all Winter and be pretty to look at.
"Sunny Boy in the Country" by Ramy Allison White
It was a wonderful transformation from the green and brown that had decked the landscape before winter had set in so suddenly.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
It was winter, dull winter, when nature rests and green fields are no more.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
The grass is green the year around and stock does not have to be housed and fed in winter as in our country.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
The green Popperin is a winter fruit of equal goodnesse with the former.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Bark green on the young growth; terminal winter-buds under 1/2 in.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
It was only for one winter that he carried on his mission, but it remains a green and delectable memory with old boys of the Seminary.
"Young Barbarians" by Ian Maclaren
There was a great rug of English-green grass, very green all winter and still greener all summer.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Beneath this green shell, the water roars and tumbles all winter, except perhaps in the most terrible weather.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
But the winter that had passed so lightly over Green River had left traces of its own upon him.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
The young green branches put on their winter coats.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
There was upon one side of where he went a thicket strongly matted with green ivy, and, even in its winter state, impervious to the eye.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The common on which Giles's hovel stands, is quite a deep marsh in a wet winter: but in summer it looks green and pretty enough.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
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In poetry:

Tho' now no more the musing ear
Delights to listen to the breeze
That lingers o'er the green wood shade,
I love thee Winter! well.
"Ode Written On The First Of December" by Robert Southey
The birds in the trees were singing
A song as old as the world,
Of love and green leaves and sunshine,
And winter folded and furled.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald
Let me forget what I have been
What I can never be again.
Let me forget my winter's meanness
In this fond, flushing world of greenness.
"From Wear To Thames" by John Freeman
We talked of change, of winter gone,
Of green leaves on the hawthorn spray,
Of birds that build their nests and sing
And all "since Mother went away!"
"The Mother's Return" by William Wordsworth
O, sweet are those hills when the winter
Flings round them his mantle of snow,
And sweet when the sunshine of summer
Sets their fair green bosoms aglow.
"Durisdeer Hills" by Alexander Anderson
The grass was growing fresh and green
    In all the sheltered places;
The winter storms and cold seemed done.
The children frolicked in the sun,
    With shouts and happy faces.
"The Sparrow's Mourners" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

The nice thing about our Northwest green winter lawns is that they stop growing taller about late November.
Being a cool season grass, it holds its green color during the winter months.
Being a cool season grass, it holds its green color during the winter months while warm season grasses, such as Bermuda and zoysia, go dormant and turn brown.
This week, I'm winding down my winter stockpile of grits from Riverview Farms and harvesting the winter greens from my little garden.
This winter, Penfield revives the classic style with its Landis Military Issue Green Jacket.
Black winter storage radishes can be roasted with bright, pink radishes to create a warming vegetable side dish best served atop of bed of crunchy salad greens.
Five great perennials that stay green all through the winter.
A 2004 Green Honda CRV was stolen from Winter Meadow.
This strata with winter greens and gruyere hits the spot on a chilly evening.
Read this column if you or someone you know was born in the United States, holds a green card (work permit), travels to the US for an extended period in the winter, or has another close connection to America.
This green winter vegetable fills the ABC's of vitamins—plus there's a lot you can do with Kale .
Don't let the wind and snow strip away your two-wheelin' green mentality this winter.
Brown winter means more green for many US cities.
A canopy of bright green foliage arcs overhead, signaling that spring has finally muscled out another Wisconsin winter.
Before coming to Ohio Tara worked in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Marquette, Michigan so she is no stranger to winter weather.
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